conservatory (kn-sûr' v-tôr'e) [Cf. F. conservatoire, LL. conservatorius.] n.
A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, especially music.

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Welcome to the Washington Conservatory.
Anytime is the right time to learn or return to music. It is our pleasure to help guide you on your musical journey. Our exceptional faculty and staff are dedicated to providing personalized, professional guidance to allow students of all ages to experience the joy of music and to achieve their highest potential.

Kathy Judd
Artistic and Executive Director

Our Vision
The Washington Conservatory of Music believes that music-making can be a model for peaceful cooperation in the world. Its international faculty develops every person's innate musical gifts by challenging experienced students and uplifting new musicians of all ages. The Conservatory reflects and enriches the cosmopolitan city of Washington with concerts, individual study, and ensemble playing.

The Board of Trustees, Washington Conservatory

The Washington Conservatory of Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

One Westmoreland Circle
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 301-320-2770

3920 Alton Place NW
Washington, DC 20016
on Tenley Circle
Phone: 202-237-8206

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