Ramping Up Music Program

    The East End Arts School in Riverhead has been chosen to take part in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program as a “founding school candidate and assessment center,” according to a release from the not-for-profit school and art gallery.
    As an assessment center, the school will offer preparatory courses for those on eastern Long Island looking to participate in the development program, which involves 150 organizations promoting national standards for music education and consistent quality in teaching that emphasizes both theory and performance.
    An information session open to parents and students will be held on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at East End Arts, at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead. Registration and more information are with Steve Watson, the group’s education director, at 369-2171.
Theory assessments will take place on May 11 and May 12, performance assessments on May 22, and sessions to help students of all skill levels prepare for them will be held in the spring. More details are on the group’s Web site.