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. Adding a stand-alone course in any one area does little to create substantive change. Rather we are committed to a rigorous focus on core musicianship, surrounded and infused by a growing number of engaging opportunities that can help students best prepare themselves to create their own 21st century musical lives.
The diagram above might help give you an idea of what sets us apart.