A career in music starts here
If you’re serious about pursuing music as your career, take a good look at Cornish.
Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts is the oldest music conservatory on the west coast. Today we’re nationally recognized as a premier college for the visual and performing arts, and one of only a handful of accredited, private colleges in the entire nation dedicated to educating both performing and visual artists. When you select Cornish, you select its illustrious history, intimate size, excellent reputation and long tradition of educating emerging artists.
We offer programs leading to a Bachelor of Music degree in voice, instrumental performance, and composition with emphases in classical, jazz, and early music. We also offer a one-year post-baccalaureate Artist Diploma in Early Music. No matter which program of study you elect to pursue, you’ll receive highly personalized training and individualized lessons with one of our distinguished faculty members.
As a Cornish Music student, you will not only gain a solid foundation in musicianship through a rigorous program of study, you will learn to challenge yourself in exciting new ways. So, if you’re the type of student who enjoys a challenge, who questions assumptions, who demands excellence of yourself, and expects it of your peers, then Cornish just might be the place for you.