"... everyone was using tiny brushes and doing watercolors,
while Jimi Hendrix was painting galactic scenes in Cinemascope.
We are working in a field of mystical resonance, sound and vibration...
that's what makes people cry, laugh
and feel their hair stand up ... "
~ Carlos Santana
NESA's Orchestra students
are prepared for careers in music through a broad musical curriculum. They experience a diverse range of musical genres and styles, from chamber music to symphonic to jazz. Students compose chamber music, large symphonic works, film scores and rock music. All music students study music theory, ear training, and composition.
IM graduates are attending or have attended Juilliard Conservatory, Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Peabody Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Indiana University, University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Columbia University, St.Olaf College, Belmont University, New York University, Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, Rice University, and many others.