The Lawrence Conservatory of Music is open to all students, regardless of major, and offers abundant opportunities to participate in music. You are invited to explore some ways to get involved in making music as a non-major below.

Music Courses

Student standing next to faculty by whiteboard with music notes on it.
Music Education class

Many Conservatory classes are open to students of all backgrounds—be that extensive musical training or simply a love of listening!

Look for courses in Musicology, Music Composition, Music Theory, Music Education and more that are open to all. These courses will change year to year so be sure to use the Course Catalog to help you plan.


Lawrence University Symphonic Band playing during a concert in Memorial Chapel.
Symphonic Band

Regardless of your major, you can join an ensemble at Lawrence and benefit from world-class conservatory training. 

Learn about ensembles at Lawrence University.

Private Music Instruction

Holly Beemer '22 listens as music professor Estelí Gomez, seated to her right, gives feedback during a studio voice class in the Music-Drama Center.
Voice lessons

Private instruction (Applied Music Individual Instruction) is offered to non-majors based on faculty availability. In most cases, interested students are able to participate in private instruction. A short interview or audition may be required for placement.

Group piano and guitar lessons are also available. 

Browse instruments for private instruction.