The 1st Conservatory of Music west of the Mississippi (1878). Approx 230 music majors studying Performance, Music History, Music Education, Composition, Music Management, Music Therapy, and Jazz Studies. Outstanding faculty, exceptional students, and relevant programs have given the Conservatory of Music recognition as one of the top music schools in the nation. Students receive a high degree of personal attention thus assuring a meaningful learning experience. In addition, many alumni mentor students through internships and employment. The results speak for themselves. Our graduates are professional performers and composers in all styles of music, teachers at all levels of music education, and leaders in the music industry.