The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a music-making community, offering high quality music education to all segments of society. Here the aspirations of students of all ages and abilities are met with a commitment to excellence through creative expression, disciplined training, and performance opportunities. Thus our motto is "Enriching lives through the joy of music."


A Note from our Director

Dear SPCM Community,

Spring is on the way and so is music making at the Conservatory. We had an amazing and inspiring Spring Rhapsody Concert and we are already preparing for the next events: May 7th Coffee Concert, students recitals, Children Music Workshop and Maestroes of the Future!

Please, participate and bring music to your life.

We are also in the middle of our annual fund campaign. benefiting our Music For All program which funds our financial aid program, outreach efforts and the Coffee Concert series.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. It will make a difference in people’s lives.

I hope to see you at the Conservatory and at our concerts.


Cléa Galhano
SPCM Executive Artistic Director

Community Spotlight

Mntka Feb 23 Lydia & RenaCongratulations to Lydia Sadoff, clarinet student of Rena Kraut. Lydia will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall, in a dual degree program in the School of Music and the College of Biological Sciences. Lydia won numerous awards including first place awards from the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition, finalist and winner of the GTYCS Concerto Competition and Finalist Solo Recitals, the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Concerto Competition, superior rating for clarinet solo from the Minnesota State 4AA Solo & Small Ensemble Instrumental Competition, Lakes Area Music Festival Young Artist Concerto Competition, and 1st and 2nd place wins with the Music Association of Minnetonka Young Artist Competition. Academically Lydia was a top 10 student at St Paul Central High School and a National Merit Scholar Finalist. She has also been a wonderful counsellor for the SPCM Children’s Music Workshop.

IMG_0468Congratulations to Levi Wehrman, violin student with EWendy Tangen-Foster. Levi started violin at the age of four in Hutchinson Minnesota. He started as a Suzuki student and over the years, progressed through all ten Suzuki levels, soloing for the last two levels. In his early years of high school, Levi was assistant concert master for the Chippewa Valley youth symphony orchestra, and won second place in the Chippewa Valley youth concerto completion. Levi’s first teacher was Marianne Olmsted-kohls and after moving to Wisconsin, we enrolled him into lessons with Wendy Tangen-Foster. Levi Studied under Ms. Wendy for 8+ years.