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Music Division

Stylistic versatility is a distinct advantage for the aspiring musician. The Boston Conservatory is a top music school providing students with the technical skills and performance experiences—in a variety of musical styles and settings—needed to succeed in a multitude of future paths as a professional musician. View a full listing of music courses.


Your Training

The scale of the program is purposefully small and designed to give students individual attention. With personalized one-on-one training, small class sizes, master classes, guest artists, special events and countless cultural events throughout Boston, The Boston Conservatory fully immerses you in your craft while exposing you to some of the world's top musicians.

Your Teachers

Led by Music Division Director Dr. Abra Bush, the music conservatory faculty includes members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, as well as numerous professional soloists, ensemble players, conductors and composers with international careers. Faculty members hold degrees from top music schools such as Juilliard, Eastman, New England Conservatory and, of course, The Boston Conservatory (formerly The Boston Conservatory of Music).

View full music faculty list.

Your Performance Opportunities

  • Soloists
  • Orchestra members
  • Ensemble players
  • Chamber groups
  • Chorales
  • New music groups
  • Fully-staged opera productions
  • Opera scenes
  • New music ensembles
  • Pit musicians for theater and dance productions

Your Future

Music alumni of The Boston Conservatory are teaching at top music schools and performing and conducting with many of the world's great music organizations, including:

  • Atlanta Pops Orchestra
  • Baden-Baden Philharmonic (Germany)
  • Berlin Philharmonic
  • Boston Pops
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Lyric Orchestra
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Handel & Haydn Society
  • LA Opera
  • Lyric Opera of Cleveland
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica
  • New York City Opera
  • Opera Unlimited
  • Pro Nova String Quartet
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • Singapore Symphony
  • Toronto Festival Orchestra
  • Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
  • Youth Orchestra of America
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