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New! Certification, Badges, and Awards for all programs with Credly
Students receive certificates at the end of the school year in completion of the Fall and Spring Semesters. The certificate displays badges/awards received throughout that year. Badges can be earned with points awarded towards specific areas of study, indicate a special skill (and show levels of achievement in that skill) or be awarded as recognition of achievement, talent, high effort in a certain area, or recognition obtained such as leadership, tone (as in singing), performance, etc.
Badges are officially distributed through Credly and can be added to professional social media such as LinkedIn as certified skills. These badges have provided an official channel to indicate to prospective employers advantages and skills they are seeking for hiring, or could be useful for Young Artist or Precollege students to indicate achievements as students apply to college programs.
A Message from the Music Director
I am excited to announce the second year of our InterHarmony International School of Music where the virtual becomes actual.
After concertizing as a soloist and a chamber musician most of my life, and directing international festivals for almost 25 years, the creation of this international institution seems to the most natural and efficient way help young aspiring musicians, those who want to become aspiring musicians, and those who love music, pursue their dreams. I have always wanted to create a school where students learn how to play in the best possible way: something to the very point, a place that does not depend on age or level, where participants learn authentic skills, not just something generalized with empty big words describing music without depth and quality.
The program at the InterHarmony International School of Music provides performance opportunities for the students, participation in numerous showcases and masterclasses with world-renowned faculty and guest soloists with whom they could meet and study virtually, and then have the possibility meet actually during our summer European festivals if they wish to apply.
IISM’s objective is to cultivate the real musician at heart, starting at any age in student’s life, and surrounding them with everything necessary to attain that. Besides private lessons, IISM emphasizes classes and actually listening to music in order to hone in performance skills, such as music theory, solfege, music history, and a variety o fascinating topics.
Many students have wanted to return to in-person lessons after studying online. However, after realizing that the experience is the same in-person as online, these students return to online learning to save on countless hours of unnecessary travel. The opportunity to study with professors in different parts of the world is important to them.
No matter what life brings, IISM strives for students to retain a love for music that will bring quality to their life.
The success of the last two semesters, our wonderful Artist Faculty, personal attention to students, and thoughtfully designed programs.
Join us where the virtual becomes actual.
Music Director and Founder
InterHarmony International School of Music
InterHarmony International Music Festival
Precollege Program (grades 2 - 8, around age 8 - 13)
Young Artist Program (grades 9 - 12, around age 14 - 17)
Independent Artist Mastery Program (College/Graduate Student Age 18+)
Music InterMezzo Program (age 18+)
Students entering Grades 2 – 8 in the USA (or around age 8 – 13 internationally) can audition for InterHarmony International School of Music’s Precollege Program. The IISM Precollege Program will direct young students onto the right path of becoming a true performer, offering opportunities to prepare for a career in music or just to have a very balanced, focused musical education during their formidable years. Students study privately with world-renowned faculty, at the same time pursuing a catered program of theory/solfège, masterclasses, and concerts.
Students entering grades 9 – 12 in the USA (or around age 14 – 17 internationally) or IISM’s graduating Precollege Program students can audition for the Young Artist Program*. The Young Artist Program prepares promising students for a musical career in their continuing journey to become a true performer, the ones who possess a formidable technique, developed and musically ready for an effective appearance on the stage. IISM’s Young Artists study privately with world-renowned professors, and at the same time pursue a program of theory/solfège, music history, masterclasses, and concerts.
College or Graduate School age students (18+), either those who are already advanced artists who want to improve their musical and performance skills, or those who are pursuing a non-musical degree and want to continue their musical studies during their free time, or those who have completed the Young Artist Program, can audition for the Independent Artist Mastery Program. InterHarmony School o Music’s Independent Artist Mastery Program will help cultivate and enhance student’s skills, allowing them to pinpoint ways to become better musicians relating to performance. They will study privately with world-renowned professors, and will study Science of Harmony in Counterpoint, Highlights of History of Performing Arts, and Development of European Music, allowing more freedom in pursuing their individual goals. Students in the Independent Artist Mastery Program are able to take theory as a supplementary elective, but it is not required. They will be able to participate in masterclasses, and concerts.
Offering music study on all instruments, the Music InterMezzo Program (age 18+), amateurs, students wanting to keep up their skills or become better performers, and music-lover's alike, where expectations of participants will be the same as the Young or Independent Artist Programs yet geared towards individual levels. It is not an amateur program where participants are often disdained without the expectation of serious study. The Music InterMezzo Program will focus on improvement over time, while concurrently considering student’s diverse reasons for study: as a life-long pursuit, a hobby, an academic interest, as well as individual schedules. Participants of the Music InterMezzo program pursue their music practice in lessons, masterclasses, and concerts, just like the other programs at IISM, while participating in the InterHarmony Music Lab round-table discussion class focusing on music philosophy and music history. IISM believes everyone deserves to pursue the music in depth, gaining solid technical skills and musicianship that make them real performers, giving them something that they could carry throughout their lives.
All applicants are required to either submit an audition video or participate in Live Virtual Auditions.
About InterHarmony International School of Music Online
Designed by the organizers of InterHarmony International Music Festival, InterHarmony International School of Music offers intensive classical music instruction on all instruments in a year-round program, creating the possibility for students to study with the most renowned performers and scholars from around the globe without the trouble of travel.
IISM’s professors teach at prestigious universities around the world, are members of acclaimed orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians. They offer students global exposure to instruction not always available in their local area.
Participants of the InterHarmony International School of Music will be automatically accepted to the InterHarmony International Music Festivals in Italy and Germany if they wish to apply. Virtual students will have the opportunity to meet professors in person at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, where those who studied virtually will study actually. Students of IISM can gain access to masterclasses and workshops provided by the IISM faculty and may submit applications for the Carnegie Hall InterHarmony Competition at a discounted rate. IISM provides an intensive musical experience each week without students or parents needing to leave the comfort and safety of their home. With many physical precollege and continuing education programs in an active society, students and parents take hours out of their week commuting to extracurricular activities, need to stay on location for several hours, before commuting back home again. InterHarmony International School of Music allows parents and participants a break from getting in the car or on a train one more time, and provides comparable if not better musical instruction for students.
The study of music is a high artistic pursuit, whether participants envision their studies leading to a future musical career, a hobby, or to become a future audience member. Even if they do not want to become a seasoned professional performer, everyone deserves the experience of studying music seriously and intensively.
“If you’re young, it doesn’t mean you’re not advanced. If you’ve never played, it doesn’t mean you cannot play. If you’re a beginner, it doesn’t mean you cannot become a star.” ~ Misha Quint, Cellist and Music Director of InterHarmony International School of Music