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BW's comprehensive curriculum gives you skills to excel in voice, acting, movement, and interpretation.


You’ll develop your whole-body-instrument. You’ll learn to interpret text and music with imagination and communicate with power and authenticity through dynamic physical and vocal actions.

Rigorous coursework provides a foundation for your studies. Private lessons, coaching, workshops, master classes, scenes programs and fully staged opera productions offer real-world-focused learning opportunities.


Our undergraduate-only Conservatory provides you with direct access to prepare and perform for lead roles in BW main stage and opera workshop productions, music theatre and theatre productions, and choral concerts. You'll be challenged, inspired and prepared to become the best artist you can be through experiences that include vibrant and dynamic works of theatre.

With an emphasis on experiential learning within a liberal arts environment, the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music blends artistic excellence with innovation. You are encouraged to participate and attend BW’s numerous productions and programs. Also beneficial to your studies and networking opportunities is BW’s connection to Cleveland and its vibrant performing arts community, a quick 20-minute drive from campus.


Cutting-Edge Real-World Focused Curriculum

Wholistic Total-Body Instrument​ Training to Develop Complete Artistry

Voice Lessons, Coaching, Diction & Literature, and Conservatory Core

8-Semester Performance Workshop Sequence

Comprehensive Preparation to win Top Graduate School Placement 

Build and Develop Your Foundation for life-long success
Unique Partnerships with Professional Companies and Organizations



for ALL BWVP Majors:

Cast in at least one Main Stage Opera production each year

Perform in two Workshop productions every semester

Participate in at least one master class each year

Work with Guest artists in professional residencies

Connect with top Grad Programs through Grad School EXPOs

Develop Professional Network through collaborations



Matthew Miller
Associate Director of Admission, Conservatory of Music
(440) 826-2367,


Office Hours
Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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