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Conservatory of Performing Arts

About BW Conservatory of Performing Arts

Bold opportunities leading to artistic excellence and innovation are at the center of Baldwin Wallace University's nationally acclaimed Conservatory of Performing Arts.

A vibrant arts community and facility, our All-Steinway Conservatory is a top-ranking program of 13 undergraduate majors that provides students with extraordinary opportunities to perform, compose, conduct, teach and excel in their studies and preparation for becoming citizen artists.

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A Leading Role Awaits You

At BW, individual attention is central to our programs. BW faculty are established artists and scholars with impressive credentials and real-world experience who'll work alongside you to achieve technical precision, develop artistic expression and foster relevant connections.

They'll prepare you for amazing opportunities to command an audience, earn a lead role, manage a show, and connect meaningfully to music therapy clients and K-12 students.

Students performing outside of Playhouse Square Music Education Cleveland Orchestra Faculty

Career Connections

You'll benefit from BW's partnerships and 20-minute proximity to nationally ranked music, theatre and arts organizations in Cleveland. Among them are the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts complex outside of New York City. From internships to class projects to co-curricular activities and more, there are so many ways you can connect with Cleveland's vibrant arts community.

Beyond Northeast Ohio, BW connections extend nationally and internationally to include top musicians and arts leaders, talent agents and graduate schools. BW Conservatory alumni can be found across the U.S. in lead roles on Broadway, television and film, as well as in guest artist roles and esteemed positions with distinguished opera companies, orchestras, universities, school systems, healthcare facilities and arts organizations.

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Distinctive Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning at the Conservatory is compelling and career-focused. Valuable master classes and participation in our renowned Bach Festival put you alongside accomplished artists, composers and leading industry professionals.

Other experiential learning opportunities offer rewarding interaction with children and adults. You can work in a K-12 setting, become involved in the BW Community Arts School, and use music therapy to address the needs of a client.

From the classroom to the studio to the recital hall and into the community, you'll be inspired, encouraged and challenged to pursue your personal and professional goals, and to utilize your talents to make a positive and ongoing societal impact.