Notice: The enrollment period for Pinellas County
magnet programs for school year 2012-2013, including the Leadership
Conservatory, is January 7 - 20, 2012. For information on how to
The Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory
for the Arts (formerly the Leadership and Music Conservatory) is
a countywide magnet program open
to students throughout Pinellas County. For information on the application
process to the magnet program, please refer to the Pinellas
County Schools website on magnet programs. The application period
for all magnet programs is in January and February of each year.
Please refer to this
link for the exact dates and process for the current year.
There is a world of up-to-date information on
this website regarding the instrumental music and choreography segments
of the Conservatory program and we encourage incoming and prospective
students to review all areas of the site. Also, confirmed incoming
students and their parents should subsribe to our email
list of informational updates.
We invite all students
to take a look at our Leadership Conservatory for the Arts program
and what it has to offer YOU. We have designed the music
curriculum to include something for everyone whether you play
an instrument or not. There are classes for the student who:
- Desires to perform as an elite member of one
of our "award winning" musical ensembles.
- Wants to learn to play a musical instrument.
- Loves to dance and would like to improve their
skills as part of a #1 performing ensemble.
- Enjoys listening to a variety of music.
Becoming a member of our TSHS Leadership Conservatory
for the Arts can benefit you as an individual in so many ways. For
those of you who are just entering high school, the music program
can become an instant family of friends and help make a somewhat
scary transition so much easier. For everyone involved, the skills
you learn in our music program to achieve quality performance levels
are the same skills that will make you a successful individual no
matter what you choose to do in life. The members of TSHS Leadership
Conservatory for the Arts are totally committed to self-discipline,
individual responsibility, and excellence. The staff is totally
committed to not only teaching students to become better musicians,
but also to help them develop as better people.
We are excited about all the wonderful opportunities
the Conservatory has to offer our students. Our achievements
are many; in recent years, our ensembles have had the opportunity
to perform on a national level in four different states before more
than 500,000 people. We look forward to sharing with you our program,
our vision, and our results.
For parents, you are encouraged to support your
student and become active in the Tarpon Springs High School Band
Booster organization. For additional information on the Boosters
and parental expectations, please review the Band
Booster web page. Also, each spring, we hold an "Ice Breaker"
event for new students and their parents where detailed information
is provided and all questions answered. Check the Band
Calendar for that date - usually in May.
Top 10 Reasons To Include MUSIC In Your Schedule
10. Satisfies the Fine Art credit required for
9. Meet new people and make close friends amongst our Music Fraternity;
8. Benefit from the rewards of hard work, self-discipline, and a
commitment to excellence;
7. Learn lessons that apply far beyond the realm of music;
6. Benefit from rewards of hard work, self-discipline, and a commitment
5. Perform in numerous events in front of 500,000+ people within
4. Travel and experience various places both within and outside
3. Be among the over 70% of the music students who are on the honor
roll or dean's list.
2. Increase your chances at scholarship money for college.
And The #1 Reason Is...
Be a member of an award winning, quality program and have something
to be proud of when
"Our instrumental music education program
is cosmopolitan, giving recognition to the values in all kinds of
music." - Kevin Ford
Read more about how music
education can improve students' overall education and future potential!
An Open Letter to Parents
about the Importance of Private Lessons
How Can You Become a Member?
Contact your guidance counselor in Student Services to include any
of the Conservatory curriculum courses
in your schedule. Or contact the Conservatory
for more information.