The Academy of Fine Arts Music Department offers the highest caliber private instrumental and voice study to its students. Ranging from beginner to advanced, students experience the joys of mastering their instruments, immersion in the language of western classical music and communication with audiences in live performance. Each faculty member has been chosen through a rigorous search process including resume, interview and observed live teaching situation rounds. Through the process, the Academy has built a faculty of highly skilled instrumental and voice teachers with demonstrated success and, just as important, good people skills and demonstrated rapport with students. Students are encouraged to perform as often as possible. Free Monthly Student Recitals, individual teacher Studio Performance Classes, local competitions, and master classes with faculty and professionals from outside the school give students ample opportunity to share their work with supportive listeners. The Academy has a long list of prize winners in state and local competitions, festivals and evaluation programs. Monthly Student Recitals Free! Students may participate in 2 recitals per semester depending on availability.