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Intensive Study Project (ISP)

ISP, or the Intensive Study Project, is a program for CMS students in grades 6-12 who wish to become more engaged in their musical journey at CMCB. ISP students participate in a program of varied musical activities, including: private lessons, ensembles (chamber and/or large ensembles), music theory/ear training classes, and ISP seminar, the focus of which is the completion of an individual project on a musical subject of the student’s choosing. 

The 2022-2023 ISP Program will begin on Saturday, October 15th.


The ISP Curriculum Includes:

  • Private lessons with a CMCB instructor (required)
  • Ensemble or Chamber Group (required)
  • Music Theory Course (required)
  • Attendance at 2 ISP Seminar meetings per semester to work towards final project (required)
  • Departmental Seminar (strongly encouraged)
  • 10 Volunteer Hours per year (strongly encouraged)

For more information about ISP, check out the ISP Information Sheet and sample student schedule attached below. To apply for the 2022-2023 ISP Program, fill out our online Student Application, or complete a paper form, available in the Front Office. Please email Karl Ørvik, Director of the ISP Program, at orvik@cmcb.org with any questions.