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Conservatory Connections

Now in its 15th year, Conservatory Connections is a robust community outreach program in which 38% of the student body participates annually. This community engagement program involves students from all divisions, and programming is all-inclusive. In total, Conservatory Connections serves over 40+ community partners with more than 100 performances each year.

The program was founded by a group of students who didn’t want to lose sight of why they were training for a life in the arts: to tell stories, to inspire dialogues and to connect with others. These students had a vision of bringing the arts to underserved audiences and made it their mission to use performance as a way of empowering others to live fuller, healthier lives.

Conservatory Connections consists of performance outreach, community programs and autism-related programming. Ensemble groups, including the Troubadors (opera) Cabaret (theater) and Chamber Music, perform for community partners citywide, while Autism-Friendly Performances bring children and families on-campus to experience live theater. For a full list of programs, click here.


The Boston Conservatory encourages students to give back to the community by participating in various outreach events through our Conservatory Connections performance program. The program provides exceptional student performances for various community organizations. We are committed to sharing the talent of our students with a variety of audiences who are unable to attend traditional performances.


  • Connect with a diverse community of audiences
  • Develop community partnerships throughout the Boston area
  • Provide performance opportunities for our students
  • Introduce students to new audiences and non-traditional performance spaces
  • Make art more accessible to the community
  • Highlight the extraordinary talent of the Conservatory to the Boston community

Community Partners

  • Boston Public Library (Boston, Allston, Brighton)
  • Center Communities of Brookline
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Driscoll School
  • ETHOS Lunch Group
  • …and many more!

For a complete list of partners and more information on specific programs, view the Conservatory Connections page in the Students section of the website.


Conservatory Connections is funded in part by generous grants from the Alice Willard Dorr Foundation, The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation and the Adelard A. Roy & Valeda Lea Roy Foundation.

For more information about any of the above opportunities, please contact:

Kimberly Haack
Director of External Relations
(617) 912-9150

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