The Cadek Conservatory of Music at Girls Preparatory School provides the highest level of musical instruction for students of all ages—from infants through senior adults—in private, group, and ensemble settings.

Our Programs

Upcoming Terms

Fall 2020 Term

Private Instruction
Full Term: August 10-December 18
A Term: August 10-October 9
B Term: October 19-December 18

Registration for Fall 2020 opens July 10. 


We are excited to welcome you back to the 2020-21 Cadek season and share important updates and information about the coming year.
Cadek is under new leadership at GPS. Mark Krawczyk, current GPS Drama Teacher and Theater Director, has assumed the role of Cadek Coordinator as of July 1. Mark is a veteran member of the arts and performance industry and is excited to be joining the Cadek program. Mark will serve as the main Cadek contact for families who have any questions or concerns regarding registration, scheduling, billing, scholarships, or need help connecting with an instructor. Mark can be contacted at: or 423.634.7694
Registration for the fall term at Cadek will open on July 10 and lessons will begin on August 10 and end on December 18 at both the GPS and Bright School locations. 
At this time, we are planning for all string instruments, piano, and percussion lessons to be held in-person in the Cadek building. However, based on current safety recommendations, woodwinds, flute, and voice lessons will continue to occur virtually until it is possible for these lessons to return to campus in a manner that is safe for students and instructors. Flute Choir will be postponed until further notice. 

Additionally, this fall, we will be implementing new health and safety guidelines based on recommendations by the CDC and the TN Department of Health for the protection of both students and Cadek faculty. All students, parents, and instructors will be required to wear a mask in the Cadek building, including in the music studios and classrooms. Within each room, as well as in waiting areas, chairs will be placed 6 feet apart and families are asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines while in the Cadek building. Instructors may, at their own discretion, ask families to follow additional guidelines such as providing their own writing utensils, tuners, etc. Following each lesson, classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and the Cadek building, itself, will undergo a deep cleaning each evening after hours.  Please note that lessons that occur at Bright School will follow the same safety guidelines and procedures.

These efforts, and others, are being made by us as a Cadek community because the arts are more important than ever now. They teach us how far we have come as people and provide a unique voice to those who never knew they had one. We believe that our role is to continue providing a place for music students to grow, see their progress, and be a member of a conservatory community. That being said, please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a wonderful music season with our new and returning families!

The Cadek Conservatory Leadership

Important Dates

Fall 2020

July 10, 2020
Fall Registration Opens

August 10, 2020
Fall Full Term and A Term Lessons Begin
Registration for Full Term and A Term Closes

September 7, 2020
Cadek Closed—Labor Day

October 9, 2020
Last Day of A Term

October 12-16, 2020
Cadek Closed—Fall Break

October 19, 2020
First Day of B Term
Registration for B Term Closes

November 23-27, 2020
Cadek Closed—Thanksgiving Break

December 18, 2020
Last Day of Fall Full Term and B Term

Spring 2021

January 4, 2021
Spring Full Term and A Term Lessons Begin

January 18, 2021
Cadek Closed—MLK Day

March 5, 2021
Last Day of A Term

March 8, 2021
First Day of B Term

March 29-April 4, 2021
Cadek Closed—Spring Break

May 7, 2021
Last Day of Spring Full Term and B Term

May 31, 2021
Summer Lessons Begin

July 23, 2021
Last Day of Summer Lessons

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Girls Preparatory School's Cadek Conservatory of Music