Together with about 350 fellow students, you’ll be a part of a community dedicated to developing your musical voice and building your future as a musician.Here are a few things that set us apart.

Learn from World-Class Faculty

All of our faculty members arecelebratedmusicians andperformers, and they include internationally acclaimed artists, dedicated coaches and educators, andthe principals of the . They've cultivated their own successful careers as musicians, and are committed to passing on that experience by teaching students to the highest professional standards.

Live in a Vibrant Community

You'll experience an exceptionally creative environment in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in the country, .

Home to museums, parks, gardens, restaurants, and prestigious libraries and educational institutions, there will always be something going on nearby.

Prepare for Your Career in Music

From the 6ͼ Orchestraor from opera houses around the world, to the stage of Carnegie Hall, our alumni win auditions and jobs in some of the most prestigious orchestras, opera companies, ensembles and academic institutions. 6ͼ faculty provide superior technical trainingbalanced with guidance for students to develop their musical voice andbuild their career in music.

Experience a Team Atmosphere

Our students constantlychallenge and inspire one another.Our educational process is collaborative and supportive. You willlearn throughensemblesand small-group instruction as well as one-on-one coaching. You'll also study with teams offaculty, individual instructors, internationally recognized visiting artists, and peers, as well as have unprecedented access to the 6ͼ Orchestra.

Add a Major or Minor

Get the focused study of a smallindependent musicconservatory with the option to double major or minor at a top-tier university with 11,000 students. Our unique partnership with Case Western Reserve University means you can complementyour musical studies with classes in oneof their 95 undergraduate or 135 graduate programs.

Perform Early and Often

You'll get experience performingin front ofaudiencesfromyour very first semester to help youdevelopconfidenceon stage. 6ͼ performance spaces provide opportunities for intimate concerts, fully staged operas and full orchestras.

All students have tons of opportunities to performin the more than 300 concerts and eventswe put on each year,as well as at less formal gatherings —like open mic nightsin the local community, where 6ͼ students often cheer on friends and try out sounds and techniques they've been working on.