The following courses are available for every Leadership Conservatory
Student. All instrumentalists must be in the award-winning Marching
Band to participate in any other ensembles. The curriculum is a
full year commitment.
- The symphonic wind ensemble is a concert organization, devoted
to granting the composer and his audience the most faithful performances
of his music. It is an ensemble, which calls upon the strictest
disciplines possible. This particular ensemble has performed in
the prestigious Carnegie Hall in 2000 and 2005, The San Francisco
International Wind Festival in San Francisco, California in 2003,
and The Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis,
Indiana in 2001.
Marching Band -
This ensemble provides a society and family
to which all band students can belong. It is a place where they
learn values and standards, where they can learn to depend on one
another in their pursuit of excellence. They learn about responsibility,
doing their fair share, and sticking to a common goal. They learn
to value people, respect their peers and not make judgments on the
superficial. They frequently acquire a stronger base for their adult
life than any other avenue open to them. This particular ensemble
is the most accomplished marching band of any in the state of Florida.
Jazz Ensemble -
This ensemble performs the true American art form, Jazz. The styles
of music ranges form big band, swing, bebop, funk, and rock. Students
are exposed to music form 1900 to present time, and are learning
basic improvisation skills. This particular ensemble has received
straight superiors at every FBA Jazz District Festival since 1994.
- The ensemble is made up of all percussionists and pianists. They
perform some of the finest percussion ensemble literature written.
The members of this ensemble have the opportunity to explore numerous
percussive instruments and various styles and techniques. This ensemble
is one of nine percussion ensembles to be selected to perform at
The BOA National Concert Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana
and The WGI Concert World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
All percussionists must take Music Theory class
regardless of what ensemble they will perform with, e.g. Jazz, Symphonic,
Music Theory - This class offers the serious
music student the opportunity to learn about all aspects of Western
Music, ranging from harmony, analysis, and composition. The concepts
presented in this course are the inner workings of all music and
serve to open up the musical intellect and aesthetic appreciation
of this wonderful art form. In addition, this class is taught in
a state of the art technology lab which allows for the students
to work and compose with the latest cutting edge music software.
Music Theory is open to all students. If you've
always wanted to learn to play an instrument, it is not too late!
This course is available to students who:
- Would like to learn how to play a musical instrument;
- Would like to learn a different instrument;
- Play an instrument but would prefer not to
participate in marching band;
- Who are proficient on their instrument
and would like private instruction on a daily basis.
Note: Music Theory class is required of all percussionists regardless
of what ensemble they will perform with, e.g. Jazz, Wind Ensemble,
or Marching Band.
Development Course - The Student Leadership Course focuses
on the aspect of leadership dealing with:
- Attitude development Communication Skills
- Positive Role Modeling
- Personal Responsibility
- Understanding in self-motivation
- Sensitivity in working with peers
- Responsibility assessment
- Action plans to achieve group goals
Dance/Color Guard Class
- This course combines dance, drama, performance, and the manipulation
of flags, sabers, and rifles into one magical artistry of pageantry.
This is now one of the most popular activities for girls in the
high school curriculum. This outstanding performing group is an
intricate part of the marching band, which performs in the fall.
In the spring, in addition to various dance recitals, these girls
form a group called the Winter Guard, which performs in arenas in
a presentation of pageantry theater incorporating a wide range of
visual performance arts. and choreography. This group is a seven-time
WGI World Championship finalist. They are the only Pinellas
county Winter Guard to be promoted to the WGI World Class division
and were silver medalists in the 2010 WGI World Championships.
Springs Leadership and Music Conservatory 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
critics will evaluate solo and ensemble performances. In addition,
these students will be using 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 some of which are from the Florida Orchestra and the
University of South Florida that provides our students with a professional
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 whose success serves as a powerful role
Please contact us
for information about becoming a Conservatory student or volunteer!