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Welcome to the annual 30 Days | 30 Ways Campaign! Over the next 30 Days we will share 30 Ways the Conservatory impacts our community. We invite you to join us on this 30 Day adventure to get to know us just a bit more. We hope you will find this campaign enjoyable, educational and inspiring. We will be sharing posts on how we make a difference in the community on our Facebook page, Twitter (@WcmMke) and Instagram (wc_music) accounts daily.  We’ve put together several videos we hope you enjoy as well. Some are informational, some are light hearted fun. Make sure to watch our lip sync battle videos and comment on your favorites. It is because of generous supporters like you that we are able to continue musically enriching the lives of over 15,000 people throughout Wisconsin. Please like and share our daily posts and donate today to help make this campaign a success!

Here Are 30 Ways We Make A Difference:

  1. Conservatory Connections provides music education residencies to 59 schools, assisted living facilities, and community organizations.
  2. WCM annually awards over $200,000 in scholarships and financial aid.
  3. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Library is one of the largest community music school libraries in the state, housing over 37,000 books, scores, CDs and DVDs.
  4. We provide world-class private instruction with over 90 teaching artists for students pursuing a future in music.
  5. Our Mature Musicians program provides meaningful and enriching band and instrumental instruction to seniors living at Alexian Village.
  6. Each year, WCM hosts the Piano Sonata Festival for students aged 8-18 who compete to win cash, scholarship prizes and masterclass participation.
  7. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is an all-inclusive music school, accepting students of all ages.
  8. We provide our community with world-class concert series by our resident ensembles, Prometheus Trio and We Six Jazz Sextet.
  9. Every holiday season, we host the Festival of Trees & Music showcasing our students, faculty, and community musicians in dozens of live performances.
  10. WCM hosts an intensive five-day summer Jazz Camp, allowing students to be deeply immersed in the world of jazz.
  11. Our Conservatory Connection programs at five Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee sites provide varied opportunities for after-school music programming to K-12 students.
  12. We Six residencies provide students in a school jazz ensemble the opportunity to learn from, work with and perform alongside a professional jazz ensemble.
  13. Our Jazz Festival is a yearly educational experience, offering middle and high school students the opportunity to perform for nationally recognized musicians and participate in workshops.
  14. Thanks to support from the MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, the Conservatory offers full scholarships for private lessons to promising MPS music students.
  15. We provide piano instruction on the worlds’ finest instruments with our experienced teaching artists who work with beginners to professionals.
  16. As part of Conservatory Connections, Early Childhood classes are provided at partnering child daycare centers, which help develop fine and gross motor, social, listening and sequencing skills.
  17. Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is one of the largest employers of artists in southeast Wisconsin, employing nearly 90 teaching artists.
  18. Music Explorations, our curriculum-based program for ages four months to five years, address specific needs at each stage and is offered at three of our locations in the Greater Milwaukee Area.
  19. Our Jazz Institute is one of the longest running jazz education programs in the United States having been founded in 1972 by Tony King.
  20. Every year, we host our Art Song Festival for pre-professional and professional singers, aged 13 through adult, who compete for scholarships, cash prizes, and the opportunity to perform in an Honors Recital.
  21. Our Summer Music Institute, a two-week summer camp, provides hundreds of youth a jump start to their music education for the next school year
  22. The McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion, our flagship location, is a 1904 architectural landmark and is one of only a few great mansions that have survived along Milwaukee’s historic Prospect Avenue.
  23. As a part of Conservatory Connections, our teaching artists instruct more than 125 students, grades 1-7, at Darrell Lynn Hines Academy.
  24. Since our founding in 1899, we have been the area’s most comprehensive source of music instruction, impacting the lives of over 15,000 people each year.
  25. Our Mature Musicians program offers a variety of educational programming at assisted living facilities, including instrumental and choral ensembles and adaptive music.
  26. Last spring we proudly began partnering through our Conservatory Connections program with Clara Mohammed School in north Milwaukee, our first partnership with an Islamic school.
  27. Music & Nature Exploration summer camp, presented by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Urban Ecology Center, encourages students to explore music in the great outdoors.
  28. Our “Meet the Instrument” series was recently launched in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs at libraries, pre-schools and community centers, introducing students to instruments, rhythm and pitch.
  29. Conservatory Connections began a new partnership at James Madison Academic Campus, an MPS school, in the winter of 2016, breathing new life into the music wing of the campus that long sat dormant.
  30. Students who take private lessons at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music have the opportunity to showcase their talents multiple times each year through public performances, including studio recitals and Festival of Trees & Music.

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