Virtuoso Program guests
have included the music director of Marin Symphony, John Williams, The Alexander String Quartet, and others.
Our Nationally Recognized
An opportunity for high school students to study, live, and play with girls who have the same passion for music that you do.
High School Virtuoso Program
The Virtuoso Program is a scholarship program for young women who are exploring their potential as string musicians and wish to dedicate themselves to a rigorous academic and musical curriculum. San Domenico is the only
high school in the nation that offers an integrated and intensive music program that prepares students for music careers alongside college-preparatory academics with a limited enrollment that promotes personal attention for every student. Since 1977, our supportive environment, excellent music faculty, and state-of-the-art Conservatory facilities have created an ideal artistic community of serious music students.
Each year the Virtuoso Program presents numerous
public performances, providing its students with opportunities to challenge themselves while sharing their music with a wide range of audiences. The San Domenico School Orchestra Da Camera was the ASTA National Orchestra Festival in Santa Clara NOF Grand Champion in 2010, 2008, and 2005.
Our students consistently matriculate to—and receive partial to full merit scholarships from—the best-rated colleges and conservatories
in the nation, a testament to the particular combination of instruction and experience they receive in the Virtuoso Program. Despite increasingly competitive college admissions , prestigious schools continue to accept Virtuoso Program graduates, because our students have a reputation for being intelligent, talented, and driven to succeed. Statistics show that young people who study instrumental music build a life foundation comprised of skills that open the door to successful careers in many different fields. Whether or not they pursue a career in music, Virtuoso Program graduates contribute to the community as professional and amateur performers, and active patrons of the arts.
Below is a partial list of schools that have admitted
our graduating students in recent years
Carnegie Mellon University
Colburn School of Performing Arts
College of William and Mary
Harvey Mudd College
Johns Hopkins University
Manhattan School of Music
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
|San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis
University of California - Irvine
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California - San Diego
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Oregon
University of the Pacific
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Washington University in St. Louis