Conservatory of Music
For more than 100 years, the Conservatory at Capital University has been preparing students for a wide range of music careers. So, whether you aspire to be a performer, conductor, a music business entrepreneur, or an educator to a new generation of musicians, you’ll find a home at the Conservatory. The prestige and depth of our programs is what makes us distinct. And to ensure that you’ll have opportunities to practice and share your talent, the Conservatory sponsors more than 200 events each year. Many events are free and open to the public. Our audiences come from far and wide to experience the joy of music on our beautiful campus.
What can you do with a degree in this academic area?
- Arts Administrator
- Music Producer
- Music Educator
- Music Promotion and Marketing
- Arts or Performance Management
- Music Product Manufacturing
- Graduate Studies
Create and Collaborate
The Conservatory is proud of its impressive performance halls, including the 180-seat Huntington Recital Hall and the 900-seat Mees Hall Auditorium. In addition to larger performance venues, our musicians have access to intimate studios for small ensemble rehearsal and private practice. Classrooms for choral, vocal and instrumental groups, and state of the art audio recording and production suites offer ample space for collaboration. And while we’re talking collaboration, at the Con it’s common to find musicians of all interests performing and creating, together. With more than 50 ensembles, you’ll have opportunities to share your talent in any number of groups from bands and choirs to jazz and rock groups, or to lead through one of our student or faculty-conducted chamber music ensembles.
Our World is Your Stage
Capital University is located minutes away from Columbus, which is the 14th largest city in the country and home to a vibrant and active music and arts community. Columbus is home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, as well as Opera Columbus and the historic Ohio Theatre which opens the stage to shows from the traveling Broadway Series.
As a Conservatory student, learning will be both instructional and immersive. Techniques learned in the classroom will then be applied in live performances and creative productions. These learning experiences are available internationally or closer to home. Our students have interned for recording students in New York (BET/Black Entertainment TV) and Nashville (OmniSound Studios), performed on international stages from South Africa to Ireland to Carnegie Hall, and participated in ensembles conducted by nationally recognized composers and conductors. But you don’t need to travel far to gain music experience that will build your portfolio and help you make connections that will help you begin your career in music.