Maine’s premier college preparatory music program
Students experience a typical college classroom that fosters critical thinking, collaboration and listening skills while preparing them for professional performance.
Students meet on Saturdays throughout the academic year, and receive instruction in:
Tuition and Financial Aid
Applications and Audition
Acceptance into the Karger College Preparatory Program is by audition only. There is no cost to apply and audition.
|Sept. 28, Saturday
Start time: 9 am
» Application deadline: Sept. 23, 2019 *
|202 Woodford St.
3rd Floor Theory Room
Portland, ME 04102
* Please note: Late applications will incur a late fee of $25.
- Karger Application 2019-2020 (PDF)
- Karger Financial Aid Application, 2019-20 (PDF) (if applicable)
- Recommendation letter from your private teacher
- Copy of two music scores for audition pieces
You may apply online.
Or mail your application materials to us:
Portland Conservatory of Music
202 Woodford St., 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04102
The Karger Prep program meets on Saturdays starting at 9:00 am.
|Sept. 23||Application deadline|
|Sept. 28||Fall semester auditions|
|Oct. 5||Classes begin|
|Nov. 30||Thanksgiving (no classes)|
|Dec. 14||Classes end|
|Dec. 15-22||Concert Week (ensemble performances)|
What students have to say about Karger
“Karger not only allows us to grow musically and expand our knowledge of music theory and history, but also teaches collaboration, and fosters a sense of community that high school musicians rarely find.” – Alice Hauser, Wake Forest University
“Karger is an amazing program that has opened my eyes to things that enhance my music knowledge.” – Caleb Hickman, Berklee College of Music
“What I like about Karger is how it is a very intense education program, where the instruction is taken very seriously, but the program is also casual enough that it’s fun and a good way to spend a Saturday morning.” – Genevieve Welch, Wellesley College