Develop a broad and exceptional foundation in organ technique and performance. Learn from world-renowned faculty and performers who will help guide you on whatever path you choose, from chamber music to music education. Refine your keyboard skills while developing your repertoire through private study and performance opportunities.  

Grow your artistry, build your technical facility, and expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

You'll have opportunities to explore many genres of music through ensembles large and small including orchestras, bands, chamber groups, and more.

Learn more about University Organist Daniel Schwandt.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

Student works with organ faculty member

Studio Culture

Close collaboration and one-on-one interaction with faculty are the hallmarks of organ study at Lawrence. Your instructors work closely with you to not only develop your technique and artistry but your individual potential and aspirations.

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The Power of Collaboration

What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

The Brombaugh organ is a centerpiece on the stage of Memorial Chapel

Pulling Out All the Stops

Practice and perform on an array of gorgeous instruments. The organ collection includes the 1906 Felgemaker Tracker Organ (11 stops), J. C. Taylor Continuo Organ (3 stops), Charles M. Ruggles Organ (7 stops), and the centerpiece of Lawrence Memorial Chapel, a John Brombaugh Tracker Organ, Op. 33 (40 stops). 

Open book of music.

Up to $5000

Funds for Conservatory Student Projects

You'll have access to financial support for internships at venues like Carnegie Hall, touring and summer festivals, and even commissioning new works to perform in recitals.

On Any Given Day... an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.


Find Your Voice at Lawrence

Lawrence Conservatory Voice Students share their connection with music and performance. From the stage to recording studio, students share how they find and develop their unique voice at Lawrence.

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Music outdoors

Music is woven into life at Lawrence. Wander campus and you'll hear students practicing piano in lounges, violins in Warch, and horns outside.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Conservatory, to explore learning and performance spaces.