Lawrence University Conservatory of Music

Lawrence University believes that education is a collaborative experience. We are the nation’s only conservatory of music within a college of liberal arts and sciences—both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education.

That means undergraduates get all the faculty attention and performance opportunities. In our conservatory of music, you will work closely with world-class professors who are also world-class performers, composers and scholars.

That’s the power of collaboration.

We are committed to a rigorous focus on core musicianship, surrounded and infused by a growing number of engaging opportunities that can help students best prepare themselves to create their own 21st century musical lives. The 21st century needs 21st-century musicians.

The Lawrence University Conservatory has a long history of music students being named as Watson Fellowship recipients, including recently one of its double degree students, and another music student who designed his own major in contemporary improvisation. This year-long paid fellowship allows new graduates to explore an area of their passion anywhere in the world. To see more awards that our students win every year, visit the Lawrence University YouTube Channel.

The Conservatory2 internship program offers terrific opportunities for our students to grow their music career through a number of internships. From the New York Jazz Academy, the Deep Listening Institute, Carnegie Hall Community Programs, the Lyric Opera, and the Merit School of Music, current students can get hands-on arts administration experience outside of the classroom.

With 3 music degree options and numerous ensembles (all are open to musicians regardless of their major), we invite you to explore our website (and eventually explore our campus in person) to see what makes Lawrence such a collaborative and special place.

Lawrence is offering many virtual options for you to get to know us. Take a campus tour, watch informational videos, chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and sign up for our virtual preview days or a faculty presentation! Get to know Lawrence and plan a virtual visit.

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