There is a place where students are encouraged to contribute to the world in a meaningful and creative way.

The Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) is a rare and nurturing setting that brings together world-class training in all the performing arts to students ages 4 through 19.

Infinite Possibilites

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.

Successful Outcomes

Many alumni pursue careers in the arts, go on to Broadway and Off-Broadway, win Tony awards, join national touring companies and arts organizations.

A Safe Environment

The Colorado Springs Conservatory offers a safe environment for children to explore their interests.

Students achieve success at the Colorado Springs Conservatory in several ways above and beyond their everyday lessons.

Through a combination of rigorous classroom instruction, performance experience, and collaboration, each student gains an understanding of their own creative essence, builds self-confidence, and discovers that no matter how great or small the triumphs and ‘failures’ that we are all on a journey and that process is where most of our learning takes place.

Lead Mentors

Our teaching method is student-centric, offering a balance of peer-coaching, teacher mentoring, and performance.
Linda Weise

Linda Weise

Founding CEO

When I started this school in 1994, I wanted only to create a safe place for young people to immerse themselves in a constructive and joyous discipline that would allow them to reach for the stars and beyond. Here we are 24 years later doing just that…and more.

Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson

Program Director

An alumnus of the Colorado Springs Conservatory, Ian is now the Director of Programs at CSC. He oversees the day to day classes and lessons at the Conservatory as well as teaching lessons in piano, voice, trumpet, and guitar.

Shane Groothof

Shane Groothof

Community Programs

Shane Groothof is a Colorado native classical guitarist and composer. He performs throughout the Colorado Springs area as a soloist and most notably in the Gioscia – Groothof duo. He is the executive community liaison and a lead mentor at Colorado Springs Conservatory.

Allison Flannery

Allison Flannery

Early Childhood Programs

Allison Flannery has been teaching piano lessons for 20 years, the last 5 at CSC. Author of the popular children’s book, In the Hall of the Mountain King, she loves sharing music, movement, story and verse with children.

C.C. Wells

C.C. Wells

Her work includes Oklahoma on Colorado College stage, Bending towards the Light, Jazz Nativity, Amahl and the Night Visitors on Pikes Peak Center Stage, Secret Garden, musical on Mezzanine Stage, Dreamality Haunt Experience. She is a formidable vocal coach, piano instructor, dance and chorography instructor, and style coach.

John T. Wolfe

John T. Wolfe

John T. Wolfe is a West Virginia native but has spent the last seven years performing in NYC and assisting Tony Award nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Kelli Barclay.

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415 S Sahwatch St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Upcoming Events
Thu 25

“An Evening of Cabaret” by the Colorado Springs Conservatory

January 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Feb 02

February Jazz Nite at Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mar 02

Jazz Nite March 2018

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm