Experience Strings Day!
Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, will hold its first Experience Strings Day on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Offered at the Conservatory’s main location on the Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton, Experience Strings Day will feature free 20-minute trial lessons, Q&A sessions with the Assistant Director, & a short performance by Westminster Conservatory string students. The free 20-minute trial lessons with Westminster Conservatory teachers offered in the afternoon will be for children between the ages of 6 through 18. Adults are also welcome to register for a trial lesson.
The Conservatory is now partnering with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra!
This partnership will increase opportunities for student to learn and perform music.
Virtual & In-Person Private Instruction, Lessons & Class Information
Virtual and in-person music study at the Conservatory provides a unique opportunity for musical growth and is available to students of all ages and stages of advancement.
Summer Music Camps
Take your music to the next level - at one of our exciting summer camps! The Conservatory offers a variety of music camps for toddlers through high school. We welcome students with or without any previous musical experience.
Summer Private Lessons
The Conservatory offers a flexible eight-week session for private instruction in many instruments, depending on the availability of faculty. Students often enroll in summer lessons to try out a new instrument or to get extra coaching and practice.
Honors Music Program
The Honors Music Program offers a unique opportunity for gifted and motivated students to develop and to refine their musical knowledge, skills, and performance technique.
Your Community Music School
Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory is the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. Welcoming young musicians of all ages, skill levels, instrument preferences, and economic backgrounds, Westminster Conservatory provides focused one-on-one lessons in a musical environment close to you. In addition, the Conservatory offers a wide range of classes and performing ensembles to engage every student, from the beginner to young maestros, regardless of age. Some classes are intended as an introduction to music and require no previous experience while others are designed to complement private instruction.
The early childhood department at Westminster specializes in bringing developmentally appropriate music instruction to children from 14 months to 8 years of age. We believe that joyful music experiences are vital to the development of the whole child and strive to nurture natural ability, curiosity, and love of music.
Particularly gifted students have the opportunity to join the Conservatory's Honors Music Program, which offers a comprehensive curriculum designed toward mastering total musicianship.
Westminster Conservatory of Music is a nationally recognized institution, maintaining active membership in the National Guild for Community Arts Education. The Conservatory joined the National Guild as a provisional member in 1983 and was granted full membership in 1986.