Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College unequivocally supports a creative learning environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In recognition of the harmful effects of historical and ongoing biases, we are committed to dismantling social and cultural barriers and are in solidarity with anti-racist efforts at Brooklyn College and beyond. Brooklyn College is located on the unceded lands of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie people.

Situated amid the vibrant cultural milieu and ethnically diverse hub that is Brooklyn, the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Composition, Music Education, Musicology, and Performance, along with Advanced Certificate programs in Music Education and performance, a post-master’s Advanced Diploma in Performance, and M.F.A. programs in Sonic Arts and Media Scoring. Instrumental scholarships are available for outstanding performers: string, woodwind, brass, voice, and percussion applicants along with collaborative pianists. Study with world-class faculty and receive professional training while being part of a great academic institution. Conservatory alumni are flourishing in their field, performing in orchestras, opera houses, night clubs, and cutting-edge concert venues; fostering arts organizations and festivals; and teaching in schools across the country and around the world.


Sign up for an audition—in-person or by video submission—by completing a Graduate or Undergraduate Audition Request Form.
The next in-person auditions will be held May 18-24, 2023.


Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts

The new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts on the Brooklyn College campus is a state-of-the-art facility that promises to become one of the borough’s premiere performance venues. Explore the great music and theater that is going on in our spectacular new building.

Barber Violin Concerto, op.14: III. Presto in moto perpetuo

Wei Ni Hung, winner of the 2019 Conservatory Concerto Competition, performed Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, op.14, with the Conservatory Orchestra, under the baton of George Rothman, at the November 1 concert in the Don Buchwald Theater on campus. View our complete audio/video archive.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson : Jeffrey Taylor
Assistant Director: Douglas Cohen
Graduate Deputy: Alexandra Lewis

Location: 422 Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5286
Fax: 718.951.4502

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