About the Music Conservatory

The Music Conservatory of Westchester was founded in 1929 in the American settlement house tradition of broad-based access and community service.  Today, the Conservatory provides quality music education for all ages, abilities and backgrounds, with one-on-one instruction, performing ensembles, theory, composition, early childhood classes, lifelong learning for adults, and free community performances.  Our esteemed faculty, artists in their own right, help to enrich the lives of more than 2,500 students each year from 4 months to over 80 years. Our Scholarship Program for low income students, and our Music Therapy program for individuals with disabilities ensure access for all. 

As a community music school, we play a vitally important role in creating the musical landscape for the next generation.  We appreciate the importance of the great traditions, and understand how to adapt them for the present, educating tomorrow’s performers, audiences and supporters of the arts.  We contribute to youth development, helping to create a stronger work force through the life skills that music training supports: creativity, leadership, teamwork, discipline, confidence, and critical thinking.  We help unite our county’s communities through the universal language of music, creating a common bond among diverse individuals and groups.

The Music Conservatory is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Performing Arts Schools, a division of NASM, and is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.  


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