University of Evansville Launches Music Community Conservatory

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Earlier this year, the University of Evansville (UE) announced the creation of the UE Music Conservatory to better serve students and the local community. Beginning this fall, the Conservatory will expand its offerings to provide musical opportunities and lifelong learning for all ages through the new Community Conservatory. Lessons and classes will begin in August. 

Community Conservatory membership will allow students to take private instrument or voice lessons from UE music faculty. Lessons are available to all ages and abilities. In addition to one-on-one lessons, students will have opportunities for masterclasses and coaching, recitals with a provided pianist, reduced class rates, a discount toward the UE Summer Music Camp, and a guaranteed talent-based scholarship toward a UE music degree. 

A variety of classes will also be available to the community, accommodating many age groups and skill levels. Course offerings will include chamber music, group piano, audition preparation, drumming, ensembles, and more. Registration for classes is now open. 

UE will continue to offer existing services through the Conservatory, including community ensembles such as UE Choral Society, UE Symphony Orchestra, and the UE Community Band. Rehearsals are held on a weekly basis and performances are presented each semester. The long-running Suzuki Program will also continue as part of the Community Conservatory. Founded in 1972, the program teaches more than 100 students aged 4-17 in the tri-state region. 

“Recognizing UE’s commitment to the community, the faculty are excited to offer and develop new musical opportunities in the area,” said Kenneth Steinsultz, co-director of the UE Music Conservatory. “Music can be a lifelong talent and passion no matter your path in life, and the Community Conservatory will allow anyone to accomplish that.” 

Find more information and register any time by visiting the Community Conservatory webpage.

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