"The sense of community is just so great here... I can escape the stressors of the outside world." -Jackie Sastry, teen ballet Student "I encourage everyone to look into all aspects of the Conservatory, whether it's for private music lessons, art and dance instruction, or the beautiful preschool in Falmouth." - Susannah Corrigan Enroll now in dynamic music, art, and dance classes! Monthly payment plans are available for most music and dance classes.
covid-19 response

With the exception of the emergency child care program (below), the Conservatory is closed until further notice in response to the coronavirus. For private music students, we are offering distance learning; we encourage you to take lessons online with your teaching artist. To schedule an online lesson, contact our registrars.  Conservatory staff members are working from home throughout the closing so please be assured that we will return your calls and email expeditiously. Be well. 

emergency child care program

Cape Conservatory is a state-approved provider of emergency childcare for essential employees. Drop-in child care service is available Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM-5:30 PM for ages 2.9 and up. Details


Who We Are

The Conservatory has been a vibrant part of the Cape Cod community for over 60 years. We are dedicated to supporting enriching music, dance, and art programs in the community through high quality, professional and inspiring opportunities. With campuses in Falmouth and West Barnstable, we offer students of all ages the opportunity to discover – or rediscover – their passion for the arts.

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We are committed to making the arts more accessible to students of all ages - from toddlers to retirees - and being a continual source of inspiration.

What's New

Summer music, dance, and arts programs that students will never forget!
Our spring semester launches this February. Enroll now to reserve your spot!
Explore classes for Youth and Adults!
Tickets on sale now for the 2019/20 Cape Symphony concert season!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Jun 27 2020 - 2:00PM

Ballet Performance

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"I'm coming back next year, hopefully!" -Summer Sounds Student

The Arts strengthen the mind, lift the spirit, and improve communities.

From elementary schools to assisted living facilities, the Conservatory provides enriching music programs to over 19,500 students in partnerships.