Much can be said about the exceptional training for students at the Conservatory. It begins with a personal relationship that is fostered in the studio where your foundation is centered as a musician. As a result of your private study, you will be provided with numerous solo and departmental opportunities to perform. In addition to private study, our students choose from a variety of regular small ensembles such as the Percussion Ensemble, Brass Choir, Flute Ensemble, and Jazz Band (to name a few) that augment their performance opportunities as soloists and studio musicians.
On a larger scale, competitive auditions are held for positions in our Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Motet Choir and University Choir. Other large ensembles, including Symphonic Band, BW Singers and Woman's Choir, provide a wide variety of styles and performing mediums for all students at the University.
Outstanding performance traditions include our world-renowned Bach Festival, the biennial FOCUS Festival of Contemporary Music, and the annual concerto competition where two students are recognized for outstanding musicianship and performance ability.