Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Musical Excellence from Bach to Broadway


Dynamic learning, collaborative mentoring and professional results make our Conservatory of Music a proven choice for students aspiring to the best graduate schools, orchestras, operas, theatres, teaching and music therapy positions, and arts organizations.

Our success begins with stellar faculty and rigorous academic and musical achievement and spans to dynamic opportunities in nearby Cleveland and beyond.

Undergraduate-Only Conservatory with Exceptional Opportunities

With an emphasis on experiential learning within a liberal arts environment, our 10 Conservatory majors unite excellence with innovative practices.  Students take leading roles in performing, composing conducting and teaching.

Collaborative Mentoring with Accomplished Artists

As established professionals, our faculty brings impressive credentials and real-world experience to our Conservatory.  Students benefit from individual attention, expert guidance and mentoring opportunities. 

Professional Results Leading to a Career
From our impressive Bach Festival to our recent graduates on Broadway, our Conservatory of Music has garnered national and international attention.  BW alumni work as professionals in symphony orchestras and as teachers, composers, arts managers and music therapists worldwide.


Conservatory Accolades

Our renowned Bach Festival offers students opportunities to perform with internationally acclaimed instrumental and vocal soloists.  

A new and renovated Conservatory facility will add rehearsal and performance spaces, practice rooms, teaching studios and more.

In collaboration with Playhouse Square, the largest concentration of theatres outside of New York City, we offer students performance and management opportunities at a professional venue.

Chosen to present the first non-professional performances of The Phantom of the Opera, we continue a tradition of success by presenting first ever in-repertory productions of the opera La Boheme and musical Rent in 2011.

A vibrant arts community located 20 minutes from campus, Cleveland is home to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, Opera Cleveland, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Playhouse Square and more. 


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