Sharing talent and creativity since 1867, the Boston Conservatory trains young performing artists in a multidisciplinary environment. It offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater. The results derived from such education are presented in the more than 200 annual performances done by students, faculty and guest artists.
Boston Conservatory was founded by Julius Elchbeig, a gifted violinist and composer who adapted the musical practices of the great conservatories of Paris, Vienna, London, Brussels and Prague. It was envisioned to serve as a professional training academy as well as a community music school. It became a haven for students intent on exploring their artistic and human potential. It is located at 8 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts.
History would show that Boston Conservatory was the first to open its doors to women and African Americans, something which was practically unheard of during that time. The conservatory is credited for creating the first “grand opera” department in the U.S. At present, the independent private college maintains faculty members that hold positions in prominent symphonies, orchestras, operas, ballets and dance companies.
The conservatory’s Music Department offers Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. It currently has 350 undergraduate and graduate students handled by 114 faculty members. The Dance Division offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as integrated training in ballet, modern jazz, tap, ethnic styles, Pilates, Alexander Technique and choreography. Both the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Music degrees are offered by the Theater Division. Its curriculum includes all components of theater performance training. The conservatory’s student/faculty ratio is 4.5:1. Tuition for undergraduate degree programs cost $ 31,900.00 annually for full-time students and $ 1,320.00 for credit hour for part-time students.