Music/Drama Majors

FLC’s band, Universal Language performs at The Kimmel Center

Franklin Learning Center was named a Grammy Signature School in 2018 in recognition of our outstanding programs in Vocal and Instrumental Music, Music Technology, as well as in Musical Theater.  FLC Music students receive high level training in music and musical theater through ensemble classes, small group lessons, private voice and piano lessons, music theory, ear training, music technology, and many performing opportunities throughout the year.

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Music Department Faculty:

Ms. Melissa Schepers (Vocal), Mr. Colin Sharp (Instrumental), Mr. Ted Blohm (Brass/Wind Ensemble), Mr. Nick Costa (Percussion/Music Tech/Cover Band), Mr. Mike Huff (Cello/Bass/Cover Band), Mr. John Katz (Woodwinds), Mr. Jirair Youssefian (Violin/Viola/Guitar). Private Vocal Instructors Mr. Andrew Monath and Ms. Maya Lassiter and Private Piano Instructors Ms. Sira Jittapirom and Mr. Paul Geiss work with FLC students through our partnership with ArtSmart.

Courses Offered:

Music Theory
Choir (SSAA and SATB)
FLC Pops (Instrumental Ensemble)
Music Technology
Musical Theater
AP Music Theory
Ear Training
Modern Band (Cover Band)

Upcoming Performances and Tickets:

For information about upcoming performances and tickets, please see our performing arts calendar and ticket sales page here!

Apply to FLC’s Music Program for the 2024-25 School Year:

Complete the School District of Philadelphia School Selection Application:

  1. 229I – Instrumental Music  OR
  2. 229V – Vocal Music (If applying for Musical Theater, use this code)

In order to be considered for admission at FLC, you must submit both 1) the online high school application on the Philadelphia School District website AND complete an in-person audition or online video audition submission.

After we review submissions, applicants will be invited for either an in-person audition, or will be provided with a link to submit a video audition.

Please be prepared with the following:

  1. For Instrumental – Play a song of your choice or an excerpt of a song from a recent concert (32 measures minimum)
  2. For Vocal Music – Sing a song of your choice
  3. For Musical Theater – Sing a song of your choice from a musical AND prepare a monologue (maximum 1 minute)