The Arts
can give us hope, inspire us to action, move us to tears, and bring us closer together. The arts matter.
 
The Conservatory is committed to providing the highest-caliber arts education possible! This is the perfect place to discover - or rediscover - your passion for the arts. 

 



Adult Class & Ensemble Highlights:
 
CJazz
The Conservatory Jazz program enables teens and adults of all skill levels the chance to play jazz standards just like professionals on a bandstand. Class emphasis is on ensemble playing and improvisation. Students will perform a concert for families and friends at the end of the session.
 
 
Turn it up! The Conservatory's C-Rock program invites all instrumentalists and singers to join the band. Gregg Sullivan, formerly of Blood, Sweat & Tears, directs the program, working with students to perform in a band setting. The session culminates with a concert for family & friends.
 

String Ensembles
The Conservaory offers two enriching opportunities for adults who have basic facility on stringed instruments. Weekly rehearsals are held in fun, supportive yet structured settings. The ensembles perform recitals for family and friends at the end of the session. 
 
 
Flute Ensembles
Both our Falmouth and Barnstable campuses present special opportunities for flute players with previous experience. By focusing on intonation, rhythm, tone, and technique, students learn how to blend within the ensemble to create a unique and beautiful sound. End-of-semester performances enhance the learning experience.
 
 
Sing! 
Join one of our three adult singing groups for adults of all skills levels. In the introductory course, students will develop and improve their skills, while the more advanced group participates in performances throughout the Cape. 
 
 
Group Music Lessons
Introductory classes in Piano, Violin, Guitar, and Ukulele! 


Private Music Lessons
The core of music education and the core discipline of the Cape Conservatory. Whether you dream of being center stage, or you just want to incorporate music into your life in a meaningful way, we will help you find the instructor who enhances your artistic journey. 


Art Appreciation with Optional Day Trip
Delve into the world of Winslow Homer and Frank Lloyd Wright, with esteemed art historian, Susan Pennington. In class, we'll study how Homer’s time in England influenced his art and also take a look at Wright’s architecture from Oak Park, IL to Fallingwater, PA to New York City. The class culminates with an optional field trip to the Worcester Art Museum to view the exhibit “Coming Away: Winslow Homer in England.” Adults do not need to register for the class to attend the day trip. 
 
Music Appreciation
A 12-week chronological survey of the major musical periods from the Renaissance to the Modern era. Learn about major composers as never before, as ordinary people behind extraordinary music and myth. Unravel the mysteries behind secret patrons and commissions as we discuss Mozart and Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms.Topics include: women in music, political influences on music, and dismantling the “composer as hero” myth. 
 
Night at the Symphony
This in-depth course focuses exclusively on the symphony, from its earliest conception in the early 1700s, its zenith in the Romantic era, to the subsequent “death” of the symphony in the 20th century. Learn about the internal mechanisms and power structures of an orchestra, such as the conductor/musician relationship, rehearsals, and the life of a professional musician.