THE MISSION of the Colorado Springs Conservatory is to inspire, motivate, and challenge all students to aspire to their highest potential as artists and as human beings through arts immersion studies and community arts advocacy.
There is a place where students are encouraged to contribute to the world in a meaningful and creative way. Where they can explore the arts in an environment that embraces individuality and mutual respect. A rare and nurturing setting that brings together world-class training in all the performing arts to students ages 4 through 19. That place is The Colorado Springs Conservatory. And it is the only performing arts conservatory of its kind in the Pikes Peak region. It is where the amazing takes place every day.
Students engage in a wide variety of learning experiences in instrumental music, vocals, musical theater, dramatic studies, dance, recording arts, composition, music theory, humanities, piano studies, jazz, opera, film scoring and more. Programs are tailored for students…
- seeking rigorous preparation for higher education and careers in the arts
- deserving arts enrichment experiences and the opportunity to build life skills including
self-confidence, collaboration, social etiquette, time management and a more holistic world view
Since 1994, CSC has served thousands of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and skill levels in the Pikes Peak Region. Through after school programs, daytime partner programs, private lessons, performance and community outreach opportunities, master classes and summer workshops students broaden their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
The Conservatory has a deep and abiding respect for the more than 40 distinguished mentors and guest artists who grace our halls, themselves performing artists with pedigrees from the nation’s leading colleges, universities and conservatories. From the White House and Carnegie Hall to capital cities throughout the world, from dimly lit jazz clubs to the lights on Broadway, our multifaceted and creative mentors share their gift for teaching and a deep passion for the arts with hundreds of students who have attended the Conservatory during our 21-year history.
Experience and Discover
- first-hand the spirit of giving through community arts advocacy
- learning in an environment without being judged, redefined or held-back
- growing under the mentorship of nationally-acclaimed and credentialed faculty who not only prepare students for careers in the arts, but also contribute to the development of creative, focused leaders who strive for excellence in all fields of endeavor
- the multi-dimensional world of public performance
- positive peer interaction and friendships in a safe and productive environment
- Student academic performance is improved
- 100% of students who participate in the CORE after-school program attend colleges, universities and conservatories of their choice, often with significant scholarships
- Many alumni pursue careers in the arts, go on to Broadway and Off-Broadway, win Tony awards, join national touring companies and arts organizations. Others excel in a wide range of professions including technology, medicine and the humanities
Community Arts Advocacy
The Conservatory is deeply committed to community involvement. With Founding CEO Linda Weise at the helm alongside a distinguished board of directors, students and faculty perform at over 300 outreach events each year. These appearances nurture personal growth and civic awareness in our students who ultimately become committed citizens who have the confidence and creative skill set to reach for the sky.
At Home In Downtown Colorado Springs
With its permanent home in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the Conservatory contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life for thousands in our community and beyond through inspired performances, workshops, Jazz Nites, and collaborations with dozens of arts and civic organizations. Students enjoy 18,000 square feet of dedicated performance arts space including a Yamaha piano lab, student lounges and libraries, recording and dance studios, and a gift store.
Conservatory Family of Programs
CORE – After-school instruction, performances and private lessons in all of the performing arts
Partner Programs – Daytime arts and humanities enrichment programs serving Harrison School District 2 and CPCD/Head Start
A Positive Note – A music-making program for young adults with disabilities, and collaborations with Goodwill and The Arc
The Mezzanine – The Mezzanine is a social enterprise that supports the educational mission of the Conservatory and is made possible through the generosity of Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli. Opened in June 2014, The Mezzanine is an innovative performance arts venue that presents an eclectic mix of inspiring programming for the public, and first-hand learning opportunities for Conservatory students.
- That every child has the potential to contribute to the world in a meaningful and
- That every child deserves the opportunity to explore their potential in an environment that embraces individuality, creativity, and mutual respect
- That children given this opportunity have a remarkably enhanced chance to grow up to be productive, contributing, passionate global citizens
- That there is urgency throughout the world to introduce children to excellence and teach them to strive for it
- That if the bar is held high enough, children will develop the strength and determination to meet standards of excellence because they believe they can
- And that the Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) is offers a safe environment for children to explore their interests
Did You Know?
- CSC is the region’s only performing arts conservatory
- We immerse students in an arts program that instills respect for the past and fosters astute observation of the present
- We balance disciplined studies with freedom to learn new skill sets
- Students benefit from their personal contribution and the joy of collaboration
- Students are helped to define their commitment to the arts as a vehicle to broaden understanding of themselves and the world around them understanding of themselves and the world around them