Conservatory of Music

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory is an All-Steinway School(440) 826-2369
(440) 826-3239 (fax)

Excellence...from Bach to Broadway

The BW Conservatory of Music is a proven choice for students aspiring to perform with the best orchestras, operas and theaters; to gain acceptance to top graduate schools; and to land positions in teaching, arts management and music therapy.

In addition to our world class undergraduate programs, we serve more than 2,000 community members each year through our Community Music School ensembles, classes, private lessons and summer music programs.

Conservatory of Music in a Liberal Arts Setting

With an emphasis on experiential learning within a liberal arts environment, our majors, programs and minors blend artistic excellence with innovation. As an undergraduate-only Conservatory, students are not competing with graduate students and are able to take leading roles in performing, composing, conducting, managing and teaching.

Undergraduate Majors

Collaborative Mentoring with Accomplished Artists

As established professionals, our faculty brings impressive credentials and real-world experience to our Conservatory. Students benefit from individual attention and expert guidance.

Preparing You for a Career in the Arts

From our celebrated Bach Festival to our collaboration with the vibrant arts organizations of Greater Cleveland to the parade of graduates on Broadway, BW's Conservatory of Music continues to garner national and international attention as we prepare graduates for a career in the arts.

Conservatory Accolades

  • The first collegiate Bach Festival in the country is evolving and going strong, offering students opportunities to perform with internationally-acclaimed instrumental and vocal soloists.
  • A new and renovated Conservatory facility includes added rehearsal and performance spaces, practice rooms, teaching studios and more.
  • BW has joined the prestigious ranks of All-Steinway Schools, with dozens of new pianos in every practice room and performance hall.
  • In collaboration with PlayhouseSquare, the largest performing arts complex outside of New York City, we offer students music theatre performance and arts management opportunities in this acclaimed professional venue.
  • We take full advantage of Cleveland's vibrant arts community, located just 20 minutes from campus, and home to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, PlayhouseSquare and so much more.


Susan Van Vorst 
Dean, Conservatory of Music

Charles Rochester Young
Associate Dean, Conservatory of Music