The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts is a nationally
recognized program that provides an integrated, seamless curriculum
in academics, instrumental music, technology, and leadership skills.
The Conservatory program strives for excellence within each of its
members and in every aspect of its curriculum. In 2008, the Conservatory
earned county-wide magnet status allowing students from throughout
Pinellas County to apply for acceptance.
This program is open to all Pinellas
County Schools students who wish to participate, subject to
current school assignment and magnet program procedures. Each conservatory
student is required to perform in at least two performance ensembles,
participate in our annual solo and ensemble festival, complete a
senior project and enroll in a leadership course. The leadership
course will focus on problem solving, responsibility, self-directed
learning, effective communication, and collaborative team work.
The study of music contributes to the quality
of every students life in important ways. Every musical work
is a product of its time and place; however, some works transcend
their original settings and continue to appeal to us through their
timeless and universal attraction.
Through singing, composing and playing instruments, students can
express themselves creatively.
Knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables them to
learn new music independently throughout their lives. Skills in
analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are important because they enable
students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences
and to understand and enrich their environment.
Because music is an integral part of history, the ability to listen
with understanding is essential if students are to gain a broad
cultural and historical perspective. The adult life of every student
is enriched by the skills, knowledge, and habits acquired.
Every course in music, including our performance courses, provides
instruction in creating, performing, listening to and analyzing
music, with a focus on music appreciation.
Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts Offers:
A Small Learning Community brings a unique
and innovative educational community of educators in math, language
arts, science, music, and social studies that instruct conservatory
students through their four years of school. These teachers collaborate
and focus solely and the development of each conservatory student.
All Aspects of Music are Taught, including
composition, improvisation, history and music theory. Panels of
professional music critics will evaluate solo and ensemble performances.
In addition, students will use a state-of-the-art technology lab
to assist in their studies and composing efforts.
As Students Enter the Ninth Grade, they
begin in the conservatory by taking a leadership course with The
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens as the textbook.
Students learn to pay Attention to detail,
focus, manage time, express themselves, think creatively, solve
problems and set personal improvement goals.
Teachers focus on raising students test
scores including college-entry exams and the Florida Comprehensive
Interview Skills: Conservatory students
are coached and taught skills for a successful interview process.
Scholarships: Students are afforded the
opportunity to be selected for exclusive scholarships available
only to Tarpon Springs High School students.
Master Classes are taught by professional
musicians and conductors from such presigious institutions as the
Florida Orchestra and the University of South Florida that provide
our students with a master class setting once a week. Not only do
these accomplished musicians share their expertise with our music
students, they also serve as a positive mentors and powerful role
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