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Autism Spectrum Programs at The Boston Conservatory

Music Programs


Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum (ages 9+)

The first-of-its-kind conservatory program pairs students on the autism spectrum with Boston Conservatory music education graduate students and alumni for weekly lessons. Learn more here.

NEW! Music Program for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum (ages 3-8) 

This "mommy and me"-style program is taught by graduate students and alumni of The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program and allows parents to introduce young children on the autism spectrum to music. Learn more here.

Resources for Teachers and Professionals  

Annual Conference for Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum

An innovative resource for public and private school music educators, the two-day event addresses important topics, such as:

  • Current Research in Autism
  • Strategies for Teaching Music to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • How Autistic People Learn and Perceive Music
  • Working Effectively with Students on the Autism Spectrum and their Families

Register today or learn more here.

Graduate Training Programs Offered in Music and Autism

The Boston Conservatory offers two first-of-their-kind training programs for those interested in specializing in teaching music to students on the autism spectrum:

Master of Music in Music Education—Autism Concentration
Graduate Certificate in Music and Autism


For more information, contact Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D.:

Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D.
Director of Professional Education and Enrichment
Director of The Boston Conservatory Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum
(617) 912-9104

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