At the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, we believe that to achieve one’s full musical potential, a musician needs to go beyond the practice room and nurture the intellectual growth offered through the breadth and depth of a liberal arts education.

In this exciting, ever-changing world we live in, consummate core musicianship needs to be paired with intellectual agility, cross-disciplinary problem solving, bold creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a world-class conservatory within a world-class liberal arts university, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the holistic music education required for the 21st century.

Redefining a 21st Century Conservatory

21st Century Musicianship at Lawrence ConservatoryWant to find out more about how Lawrence is redefining musicianship for today's fast changing world? Check out what Lawrence's 21st Century Musicianship is all about.   Want to find out more about other cutting edge initiatives like our holistic approach to health and wellness, or how a Lawrence Conservatory education just might set you up for unexpected careers beyond music?  Check out The Dean’s Desk,  a series of blogs from Dean Pertl, that will give you a deeper view of our conservatory's unique personality. 

Lawrence Community Music School

Music education is a fundamental part of the Conservatory. To that end, the affiliated Lawrence Community Music School serves the greater Fox Valley with music lessons for everyone. Find out more!

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

Read through this statement written by the Dean of the Conservatory outlining the Conservatory commitment to anti-racism. 

Featured Events

  1. Jan 28
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Lawrence Memorial Chapel
  2. Jan 29
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Lawrence Memorial Chapel
  3. Jan 31
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Price: Adults: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: Free with valid school ID
    Location: Harper Hall
  4. Feb 2
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Harper Hall

2021 Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend

Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6
Click here for information about virtual concert tickets, guest artists, and schedule of virtual performances and workshops.

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