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Welcome to the Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a music conservatory?

A music conservatory is a music school, a place for training future musicians. There is an organized program for the students to learn and monitor their growth, which usually sets the conservatory apart from other music schools.  Accreditation for college entrance applications and other higher level programs are a great benefit for the student musician.  

A unique feature of a conservatory is the collaboration with other music programs, teachers and students. This collaboration brings more growth and training to a developing student more than only lessons could.

What is collaboration in a music conservatory?

Collaboration is working with others to create or produce something. One goal of the conservatory is to produce stellar music and successful students through collaboration. It means sharing teachers, programs, concerts, venues, events and more. For instance, if the Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene had a master class for piano teachers with a visiting artist, the same master class could be shared with North Idaho College students. Also, a teacher from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint may want to teach one day a week at the Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene. The benefits are unmeasurable.

Where is the Music Conservatory of Coeur d'Alene located?

The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene is located at the historic Hamilton House, 627 Government Way, in the heart of the city. North Idaho College is less than a half-mile walk or a two minute drive from the conservatory. From the junction of I-95 and I-90 the conservatory is a five minute drive down Northwest Blvd and up 3 blocks on Government Way.

What is the triangle of conservatories?

The Sandpoint Conservatory, the Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene and the beginnings of a conservatory in Spokane make the triangle. These are the 3 points of collaboration. This is the geography of the Inland Northwest, of which North Idaho is a part.

If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education (Yo-Yo Ma)