Join us in making fine music in the 21st Century!  Welcome to our dynamic school where Music Education makes a profound difference at all levels of engagement.  The Conservatory uniquely offers focused one-on-one instruction in voice and all instruments, performance opportunities and ensemble coaching, small group classes, and an outstanding series of professional concerts in classical, jazz and other styles of music and the performing arts.

With Steffi Nossen Schol of Dance within our building and Faust Harrison Pianos next door, MCW provides a true arts campus in the heart of Westchester County.

The Conservatory offers:

  • Dedicated, nurturing teachers experienced in working with students of all ages and skill levels.
  • Outstanding credentials: we are a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

  • Beautiful facilities specially designed for performing arts instruction and performance.
  • Distinguished History: founded in 1929, the Conservatory is the oldest and largest community arts school in a five-county region comprising Westchester, Rockland, Bronx, Putnam and Fairfield, Conn., counties. Each year the Conservatory serves 3,000 students: 900 in its White Plains facility, and 2000+ public school and disabled students who participate in outreach programs.

 Please stop by and visit us. Registration is always open!

Accredited by
National Association of Schools of Music
Member of
National Guild for Community Arts Education
With public support from


The Kresge Foundation


With public support from

Fairfield Forensic and Valuation Services

Vision Statement

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is an essential contributor to the well-being, creativity and vitality of our region, valued for making a difference in the lives of individuals and groups who discover the lifelong joy of the arts through making music together.
Trustees & Advisors

Rodd Berro, President
Robert Heath, Chairman
John Bottomley, Vice President
Nancy Goodman, Secretary
Bharti Gupta, Treasurer
Mayo G. Bartlett
Gary E. Bashian
Caroline G. Bauman
Mary Lynn Bianco
John Bottomley
Thomas A. Cratty
George Drapeau
Anthony Gallinari
Nancy Goodman
Bharti Gupta
Stella Simakova Jones
Alan E. Katz
Laurence Keiser
Marianna Kennedy
Georgia B. Pollak
Larry Slattery
Jennifer Weiss

MCW is supported by...
Music Conservatory of Westchester • 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606
914.761.3900 •
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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