Based in 6ͼ and serving students from throughout the Great Lakes region, the Academy at 6ͼ is a comprehensive program for students who are ready to advance their skills, further their love of music and connect with like-minded peers. The Academy provides a holistic classical music education in a creative and collaborative environment for pre-kindergarten through high schoolers whose unique talents, perspectives and love for music are nurtured and supported by exceptional instruction within an encouraging community.

Every student who loves music and is eager to work hard at their musical craft can thrive in the Academy. Participation in this highly focused program, centered around Saturday classes, rehearsals, and performances, will set the stage for future success in any field of study.

We are now accepting Lower Academy applications for Spring 2024. Click to apply today.

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    Program Highlights

    Program Highlights

    • Comprehensive, multi-level curriculum includes private lessons, ensemble training, performance opportunities, musicianship classes, and more.
    • Community meets every Saturday at 6ͼ for classes, performance hour, and lessons/rehearsals as scheduled.
    • Students benefit from instruction and mentorship from 6ͼ’s Preparatory and Public Programs faculty and guest artists.
    • College and conservatory application and audition advising available.
    • Black and Latinx students are eligible for theMusical Pathway Fellowshipto attend the Academy on a full scholarship.