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.
Fall 2020 Audition
Early audition: May 9 and 16
Final audition: August 1
To schedule an audition, please contact the Registrar .
|202 Woodford St., 3rd Floor Theory Room,
Portland, ME 04102
The Karger Prep program meets on Saturdays starting at 9:00 am.
|Jan. 21||Spring semester begins|
|Jan. 25||Classes begin|
|Feb. 15 & 22||Winter break [no classes]|
|April 18 & 25||Spring break [no classes]|
|May 9||Classes end|
|May TBD||Spring Serenade Gala (ensemble performances)|
|May. 17-22||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