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High School Residencies

Monterey County Pops! is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to the public school music programs of Monterey County. The High School Residency program offers students the chance to work with instrumental specialists who play their instrument and play side-by-side with the Pops! in a free concert for their communities.

"We have now returned to some high schools for a second or third residency. On several occasions, students asked me how they could join MCP! and were advised to practice and to attend college as a music major. This demonstrated that the residencies revealed to students that music could be much more than an enjoyable experience for kids in high school. By sharing a clinic and concert with active music professionals they have begun to realize that music can be a part of their adult life and possibly even a career.”

Dr. Carl Christensen, Music Director and Conductor of MCP!

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