About the School




The mission of The Collective is to be a high quality educational institution in the area of contemporary rhythm section music performance.


Our goal is to prepare students for careers as well-trained performers of contemporary music by offering a structured curriculum which focuses on developing the highest level of musicianship and which provides the technical, conceptual, and performance-oriented training necessary for artistic and commercial success.


Our objectives include the development of skills, such as sight-reading and instrumental technique, the assimilation of practical information from music theory to standard contract provisions, and the acquisition of a wide range of performance experience in a variety of typical musical settings and styles.  Programs, which range in length from one to eight 10-week semesters, are designed to present specific sequential material to students in small class settings and with a maximum of exposure to professional musicians who are experienced professionals in the specific topic area, and who have demonstrated competency as an instructor.

The missions, goals, and objectives stated above influence every decision, and permeate every curricular offering at The Collective.