CIT Programs (Counselor-in-Training)

CIT Programs (Counselor-in-Training)

We offer two opportunities for older students to still enjoy their favorite summer programs - MOTH (for ages 16-18), and Pow-Wow (for ages 12-15). Read more about them below.

Music on the Hill (MOTH) CIT Program

Ages 16 - 18

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Session 1: July 1-12, 2019 (no July 4)
Session 2 ("Mini-MOTH"): July 15-19, 2019
Register for one, or both, sessions!

About the program

  • Students play and perform in chamber ensembles and the final performances.
  • Students have the opportunity to perform in weekly solo recitals.
  • Students assist faculty and staff in rehearsals and other activities during the day.
  • CITs will receive 4 private lessons in their instrument taught by excellent faculty.
  • Enrollment is limited based on instrumentation.


  • Accepted CIT students will receive a 50% tuition discount (includes 4 private lessons), with option to pay $500 deposit or full tuition at time of registration.
  • Audition fee: $30
  • Summer Registration fee: $15

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2:30-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2:30-5:00 pm

Audition Requirements:
Students are asked to play for approximately 10 minutes. Students should prepare:

  • Portions of 2 contrasting pieces that represent their playing (or two contrasting movements of the same piece
  • 2 scales (of the student’s choice, in as many octaves as possible
  • Students may be asked to sight-read

Ready to apply for the MOTH CIT program?

Registration for the 2019 MOTH program is now closed. Please check back for Summer 2020!

All CIT applicants must complete the following:

1. Teacher recommendation - Ask your private lesson teacher to complete a teacher recommendation form.
2. Pay your $30 Audition Fee - You will be asked to create an ASAP account if you do not already have one.

3. Schedule your audition - Once we receive your teacher recommendation and audition payment, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule an audition time.
4. Registration and Payment - After your audition, if you are accepted, please call the Registrar's office at 617-484-5750 to complete and submit your registration and tuition payment.


Pow-Wow CIT Program

Ages 12 - 15

About the program:

  • Students will assist faculty at instrumental lessons and art lessons, and will perform in the Pow-Wow operetta.
  • Students will help faculty and staff in rehearsals and other activities during the day.
  • Students should have three or more years experience playing an instrument.
  • Enrollment is limited to a maximum of two students per session.

Pow-Wow Prep, Session 1
June 17-21, 2019 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Performance on Friday, June 21

Pow-Wow Prep, Session 2
June 24-28, 2019 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Performance on Friday, June 28

Pow-Wow Session 3
July 1-12, 2019 (no July 4) from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Performance on Friday, July 12, 7:00 pm

Pow-Wow Session 4
July 15-26, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Performance on Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm


  • Those selected to be a CIT will receive a 50% scholarship on the full Pow-Wow tuition rate.
  • Summer Registration Fee: $15

All CIT applicants must:

  • Be 12 years of age by September 1 of the school year following the Pow-Wow program
  • have past experience working in a leadership role with children, in settings such as summer programs, school clubs, tutoring, babysitting, etc.
  • possess and attitude of cheerful enthusiasm, leadership, and self-motivation
  • have 3+ years experience playing a musical instrument

Ready to apply for the Pow-Wow CIT program?
All CIT applicants must complete the following:

1. Application - Submit a Pow-Wow CIT Application form online.
2. Notification - Once we receive and review your application, a Pow-Wow Artistic Director or Powers staff member will contact you.
3. Registration and Payment - If you are accepted, please complete and submit your registration and tuition payment online. You will be asked to create an account with ASAP if you are not a current Powers student.

Need to extend your child's day? Use these links to register:

Read our reviews, or write one:  Powers on Yelp   


PO Box 398 Belmont, MA 02478  |  Phone: 617.484.4696  

Follow Us


Policies and Procedures
From the Director
Board of Directors
Faculty & Staff
Financial Aid
Request for Information


Private Lessons
Early Childhood
Group Classes & Ensembles
Adult Programs
Music Therapy
Summer Programs
Suzuki Program
Composition & Music Theory Instrument Rentals
Group Programs for Youth
Tuition and Fees

Community Programs

Belmont Open Sings
Chamber Music Festival
District Audition Workshop
Faculty Concerts
Musical Story Programs
Open House and Instrument Petting Zoo
Piano Festival
Sample Classes

Student Performance

Piano Festival
Chamber Music Festival
Showcase Concerts




Powers Music School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender,
or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.


National Guild of Community Arts Education Cambridge Savings Bank Massachusetts Cultural Council
Powers' official piano mover
Recommended source for many string instruments