NEW: Equal Opportunity Music Project
Through a generous grant from the estate of Gertrude Delfino, the Washington Conservatory announces the launch of our new Equal Opportunity Music Project: scholarships for low-income first generation immigrant families from Latin American, African and Caribbean countries. Qualifying families are encouraged to contact the Washington Conservatory for more information: (301) 320-2770
NEW: Partnership with DC Youth Orchestra
The Washington Conservatory and the DC Youth Orchestra, as co-recipients of funds from the estate of Gertrude Delfino (above), will partner to offer private lessons (provided by WCM) and orchestra experience (provided by DCYOP) for qualifying students. The Washington Conservatory will teach lessons at the DCYOP space at Eastern High School in Washington DC.
NEW: Washington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy
The Washington Conservatory is proud to announce a new comprehensive Suzuki String Academy at WCM at Glen Echo Park beginning in the fall of 2016. Co-coordinators of these weekly lessons and group classes for young children and their parents are veteran Suzuki teachers – Jennifer Cluggish and Steffani Kitayama. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW: Washington Conservatory Integrative Music Program
Following our very successful summer kick-off concert at Westmoreland Church of North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music, the Washington Conservatory is proud to announce our new Integrative Music Program to launch this fall, beginning with tabla lessons and classes taught on Sundays at Glen Echo Park by tabla artist Debu Nayuk.
NEW: Partnership with Westmoreland Children’s Centers
The Washington Conservatory has partnered with Westmoreland Children’s Centers to provide the music program for the three Bethesda sites of WCC. Washington Conservatory Early Childhood Music teacher Meghan O’Connell will teach weekly music classes to multiple classes at each center.
NEW: Partnership with S&R Foundation
The Washington Conservatory will provide violin faculty to teach weekly violin classes at the S&R Foundation Filmore School in Georgetown as part of their established program to provide free violin group classes and free violins for students from the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown.
NEW: Ensemble in Residence: Pressenda Chamber Players
The Pressenda Chamber Players are the new Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington Conservatory. Through generous outside funding, this outstanding new ensemble, (named after the violinist and cellist’s instrument maker) will provide four concerts as part of the WCM Concert Series, as well as provide outreach on behalf of WCM. We welcome these wonderful musicians as a vital new part of the Washington Conservatory.
- Introduction to Singing for Adults – Kathleen Bavaar Cobb
- Ukulele Club (ages 8-12) – Mike Kligerman
- Discovering Musical Instruments (ages 2-3) – Jenny Cluggish
- Weekday afternoon Movie Songs for Kids (ages 4-7) – Meghan O’Connell
- Weekday afternoon Conservatory Kids (ages 2-3) – Meghan O’Connell
- Pre-Twinkle Jump Start (ages 3-4) – Jenny Cluggish
- Spanish Bi-lingual Conservatory Kids (ages 2-3) – Patricia Hurley- Carpenter
What’s Not New?
Our commitment to providing the finest musical instruction. We invite you to come visit, explore and share with us the dedication to the joy of music which has allowed WCM to gain a three-decade reputation as an extraordinary fully accredited not-for-profit community music school, serving the Greater DC and Bethesda area with a unique commitment to quality and supportive guidance. Our doors are open to students of all ages and skill levels.