Changing lives through music; changing music for life!

 

MUSIC PREPARATORY PROGRAM

The Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory Program believes that arts education is an essential and fundamental necessity. Music Prep provides community and continuing education programs of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities and also strives to enrich the culture of the greater-Cincinnati and northern-Kentucky regions through engaging artistic experiences and outreach initiatives.

Program Offerings

String Project

STRING PROJECT

The NKU String Project is part of the nationally recognized National String Project Consortium. Founded in 2012, the String Project offers quality string-music instruction at an affordable price. NKU is one of only 40 String Project programs in the United States and was recognized as Outstanding String Project of the Year in 2015 by the American String Teachers Association.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) believes that arts education is an essential and fundamental necessity. The YSO is dedicated to providing young musicians with an exceptional training environment and the ability, opportunity and knowledge to perform diverse orchestral literature.

Family Piano Lab

FAMILY PIANO LAB

Family Piano Lab is designed for young students 6-9 years old and an adult who are also beginners or beginning again. Enjoy learning and playing together through group activities, ensembles, and improvisation. In Family Piano Lab, everyone is a learner! Not just the child! This is a very interactive class for everyone to enjoy!

Mainstage

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL THEATRE + DANCE COMPANY

Mainstage Musical Theatre and Dance Company offers comprehensive classes and camps for children ages 7-17. MMTDC provides high quality, comprehensive experiences that inspire, encourage, and grow students to meet their full potential.

Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS

NKU Prep offers a variety of summer sessions, including String Project, Chamber Strings, Jazz, String Orchestra, and Mainstage Musical Theatre & Dance!


Best of NKY

Music Prep Wins Best of NKY 2018 in Music Instruction

Children acting on a stage at summer camp

Check out the Mainstage Dance Techniques class on Lake Norse bridge! Interested in joining? Visit the Mainstage page for details.

Interested in private lessons?

Submit an online information request form. We'll forward along your information and have one of our instructors contact you directly about lessons.

Submit an Online Private Lesson Request Form

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Music Prep Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m. The Prep office will be closed beginning December 20, 2018 through January 7, 2019. Registration is available online HERE.
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