Since our fast-changing, unpredictable, and yes, challenging world demands a new kind of musical preparation for today's graduates, Lawrence is creating a new paradigm for conservatory education, and we are very excited about the results. Some of the components are new and others are as old as the conservatory itself. The full integration of all of these values, old and new, is what truly differentiates our approach from what has come before. We don’t believe that adding a stand-alone course in any one area does anything to create substantive change. Rather we are committed to infusing our entire conservatory culture with new ways to prepare our graduates for a musical life today, for it is only by changing the core conservatory culture that a truly new musicianship can be achieved.
The diagram above might help give you an idea of what sets us apart.