December 27, 2005 at 05:30 AM · What are your thoughts on Brevard?

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December 29, 2005 at 09:11 PM · I would reccommend Marjorie Bagley if she still teaches there. She's first rate.

December 29, 2005 at 09:42 PM · I went there this past summer, and it was by far the best experience of my life. I'm not going to go back next summer as I'll be crazy getting ready for college, but summer after that I will without a doubt go back.

And yes, Bagley was there this past summer. She was our sectional teacher, and she was wonderful. I had Julllian Ross for my private teacher, and I'm hoping to go up to Ohio for college to continue to study with him. Hoping. :)

December 29, 2005 at 10:40 PM · I thought it was just Statsky teaching there at this point???? If you want to be full time music major I would not recommend a college like this. Have you investigated music conservatories?

December 30, 2005 at 12:57 AM · Brevard is not a college (although there is a Brevard college). Brevard Music Center is a very serious, intense summer music festival offered for people in high school and college for 6 and a half weeks. Students from colleges such as Julliard, Eastman, New England Conservatory, etc. attend Brevard to study during the summer. Faculty often teach at places such as Eastman, New England, etc. I heard that as far as quality for high school summer programs that Brevard was #3 or 4 in the nation, behind Interlochen, though I'm not sure how accurate that information is, so take it with a grain of salt. Though based on the quality of the people they brought in (my quartet had a coaching session with the 2nd violinist of the Miami Quartet) and the quality of the their student concerts and faculty, that wouldn't surprise me if it were somewhere in that range.

There must be some kind of other Brevard you're thinking of, as Brevard College is a very small previously 2 year school not very well known for its music program. Both Brevard College and Brevard Music Center are located in Brevard, NC, a very small town (roughly 6,000 population) in the Blue Ridge mountains of NC near the French Broad River.

Now, I'm not saying that Brevard is your only, or even your best choice if you're looking for a serious summer music program, but saying that if you're serious about music you shouldn't look at Brevard at all is way off.

February 5, 2006 at 04:45 AM · I have a friend who has been to Brevard for two summers in a row, on violin with Katie McLin (from ASU) and thinks that it's great.

February 5, 2006 at 08:15 PM · Does anyone know how hard it is to get in/how selective it is? For violinists, what is the usual/minimum level? (for the Young Artist program)

From what I've heard, it's amazing.

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