The Instrumental and Vocal Department provides beginning to advanced study in piano, strings, voice, woodwindsguitarharp, and percussion through comprehensive programs, weekly class or ensemble instruction, the High School Certificate Program, and the Summer Music Institute. The traditions and artistic approach to teaching cultivated by the School’s founders, Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile, guide the School’s programs. Diller-Quaile’s faculty is united by the pedagogical principles of using repertoire of enduring quality, teaching technique musically, and leading students to an understanding of the structure of music. This integrated approach to music education enables the School’s dedicated and skilled faculty to develop the emerging artistry in each student.

 

Applying for Instrumental or Voice Study

To enroll for the current year, please complete the online application. For more information, please contact Instrumental and Vocal Admissions and Concerts Coordinator Eun Lee, at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or elee@diller-quaile.org.

  1. Attendance at an All School Open House and Information Session is the required first step in the application process for instrument or voice study. These adult-only events provide an overview of the School’s programs and a detailed introduction to the department. An RSVP is not required. Information Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m.

2. Submit an application online or download an application.

3. Contact the Admissions & Concerts Coordinator to schedule an interview. At the interview, experienced students will play or sing one of their current pieces. A child new to study will have an opportunity to try an instrument, while together we assess readiness for study. At Diller-Quaile the emphasis is on tailoring programs for each student’s educational needs, from beginning to advanced players.

 

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

 

HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • BA5C3844Auditioned Three-Year Program for Grades 10-12
    • Intensive Weekly Program
    • Multiple Performances
    • Jury Examinations
    • Master Classes
    • Community Service
    • College Application Advisement
    • Solo Junior & Senior Recitals

 

WEEKLY CLASS OR ENSEMBLE ONLY

  • Slideshow4Class Instrument or Voice Instruction for Beginners
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Contemporary Ensemble Workshop
  • Diller-Quaile Youth Opera
  • Keyboard Harmony & Improvisation
  • Musicianship Class
  • Orchestra or Chorus
  • Practice Strategies
  • String Jam
  • Symphonies 101

 

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2016

  • SMI---MetMonday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016
    • Elementary and Middle School Students
    • Orchestra, Chorus, Chamber
    • Music in New York
    • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
    • Field Trip
    • Student and Faculty Performances
  • Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • High School Chamber Music Intensive

 

Tuition Rates 2016-2017 (30-Week Program)

CORE PROGRAM
Individual Lesson; Musicianship Class; Solo & Ensemble Performances; Accompaniment for Voice and Woodwind Lessons & Performances; Student Progress Reports Each Semester; Parent Workshops; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications

Piano, Guitar and Harp Voice and Woodwinds
30 minutes $3,525 $3,605
45 minutes $3,995 $4,115
60 minutes $4,450 $4,735

FULL PROGRAM
Individual Lesson; Musicianship Class; Group/Repertoire Class or Ensemble; Suzuki Parents Class; Solo & Ensemble Performances;  Accompaniment for String, Voice, and Woodwind Lessons & Performances; Student Progress Reports Each Semester; Parent Workshops; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications

Piano, Guitar and Harp String, Voice and Woodwinds
30 minutes $4,210 $4,300
45 minutes $4,830 $4,965
60 minutes $5,300 $5,505

EXTENDED PROGRAM
Individual Lesson; Musicianship Class; Group/Repertoire Class or Ensemble; Additional Class and/or Ensemble; Solo & Ensemble Performances; Accompaniment for String, Voice, and Woodwind Lessons & Performances; Student Progress Reports Each Semester; Parent Workshops; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications

Piano, Guitar and Harp String, Voice and Woodwinds
45 minutes $5,050 $5,225
60 minutes $5,690 $5,785

HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
One Hour Individual Lesson; HSCP Musicianship Class; Repertoire Class; Chamber Ensemble; Orchestra; HSCP Seminar; Monthly Solo & Ensemble Performances; Accompaniment for String, Voice, and Woodwind Lessons & Performances; Student Progress Reports Each Semester; Parent Workshops; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications; Community Service; Jury Examinations; Solo Junior & Senior Recitals

High School Certificate Program $5,995

SECONDARY INSTRUMENT STUDY
Weekly Additional Lesson for Enrolled Students

30 minute lesson $1,980
45 minute lesson $2,680
60 minute lesson $3,580

DILLER-QUAILE YOUTH OPERA – Fall or Winter Session $775
CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP $250
WEEKLY CLASS OR INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION $1,490
WEEKLY CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE, MUSICIANSHIP OR ELECTIVE $1,425

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
(1-WEEK PROGRAM: MONDAY, JUNE 13 – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016)

FULL DAY (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) $850
MORNING (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) $340
AFTERNOON (3:00-5:00 p.m.) $340
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER INTENSIVE & ORCHESTRA (4:00-7:00 p.m.) $440
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER INTENSIVE (June 13-16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.) $340

For more information, please contact Instrumental and Vocal Admissions and Concerts Coordinator
Eun Lee, at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or elee@diller-quaile.org.