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Conservatory's New Home Expands Access to Arts Programming

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Aug 07, 2013
Doyelstown, PA
MDA

This August The Conservatory will move to a new home just two miles west of the historic barn it has occupied for the last eight years. Executive Director Christopher Dwyer said the school has outgrown its current space, where The Conservatory provides instruction to nearly 600 students each semester. The new building will allow the school to expand its music and art programming, and increase access to people with physical disabilities.

“The major selling point for our new home that we will have our own performance space for the first time in our 25-year history...The facility has been designed primarily for music performance, but is also ideal for dramatic productions,” said Dwyer.

In addition to the in-house performance space, art and music rooms on the first floor will now allow people with physical disabilities to explore the Conservatory's arts programs more easily. A long hallway off the lobby will be used as a gallery to display students’ work. A smaller upper level will provide additional music studios, including a drum studio.

“With this new space The Conservatory will finally be able to create a 21st century music and arts school that satisfies all our needs,” said Dwyer. “It will allow us to better serve our students, families, teachers and staff—as well as the community we serve in Bucks and eastern Montgomery Counties.” 


About The Conservatory
The Conservatory offers year-round lessons and group classes to over 1,200 students annually. A professional faculty of over 55 provides the highest quality arts education through unequaled commitment to each student. Individual music lessons are provided on all instruments including voice for ages 4 through adult from beginner to advanced levels. Group music classes are available for ages five through senior citizen. The Elite Strings Youth Orchestras and Private Lessons enhance the development of the more serious musicians. Students from 3 to adult are enriched in art classes, which include painting, drawing and sculpture. An exciting variety of drama classes encompass on-camera acting and introduction to film & video. The Conservatory is strongly committed to serving all students through charitable outreach projects. The Prelude Project provides music, dance/movement, and visual art therapies for individuals with disabilities. Discounts and off-site classes are offered for active adults via Arts for Seniors. Tuition Assistance Grants are given for families demonstrating financial need. Neighborhood Notes provides free lessons and classes and peer mentoring for at-risk children. Numerous concerts and recitals are provided for the community each year.

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