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Performance Happens Here

Students learn from award-winning, professionally active faculty with industry connections

Feel the exhilaration of the audience.

Hear the applause.

BW performing arts students have exceptional experiences on and off stage.

Meet Jo

Meet Jo

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Music Performance - Double Bass
Activities: BW Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Emphasis program

"Attending BW has given me an opportunity to build a lot of confidence in myself as a student and as someone pursuing a career in music."

Did you know?

  • BW performing arts grads have been named for top honors as Tony, Grammy and Emmy nominees.
  • The Hollywood Reporter ranks BW 18th in the world as a 2023 top drama school — with emphasis on our acclaimed music theatre program.
  • For the past 24 years, BW music theatre graduates have had a constant presence on Broadway.
  • BW's "Dialogues of the Carmelites" is the first place division IV winner in the National Opera Association's Opera Production Competition.
  • Cleveland Orchestra members are BW Conservatory of Music faculty.

At BW, performance students...

After completing their studies, BW performance students have incredible opportunities.

Graduate school destinations:

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Indiana University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Northwestern University
  • Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University
  • San Francisco Conservatory
  • The Juilliard School
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

Performance destinations:

  • Conservatory alumni have lead roles on Broadway, television and film, as well as guest artist roles and esteemed positions with distinguished opera companies, orchestras, universities, school systems, and arts organizations.
  • Theatre graduates work with professional companies such as Great Lakes Theater, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Santa Fe Opera and Yale Repertory Theatre.
  • Arts management and entrepreneurship graduates Broadway's NETworks Tours & Bond Theatrical, Playhouse Square, The Cleveland Orchestra and Walt Disney World.

Playhouse Square

BW partnerships include the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts complex outside of New York.