One of the top 5 places for music instruction in the Twin Cities, according to CBS local.

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."

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Brian Prechtl is one of only five orchestral musicians in the country to win a Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. He's been deeply involved in the BSO's OrchKids program since 2009, and has this to say about his work there: “We’re trying to give these children a glimpse out of the difficult circumstances that encompass their world-view, and trying to instill values and skills that will serve them in all areas for the rest of their lives – concepts like teamwork, concentration, independence and discipline. We help them understand what can be possible when they channel their energies with a sense of focus and purpose for any task. We want to unleash the desire to dream big beautiful dreams and the skills that will help them make those dreams a reality.” Congratulations, Brian!

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SPCM Faculty in Concert

May 22, 2016, 5:00pm

Ordway Concert Hall

This varied program reflects some of the diversity of our talented faculty! Performances include: Julie Elhard, viol, and Phillip Rukavina, lute, performing 17th Century Music for viol and lute Greg Nelson, cello, and Patricia McPherson, piano performing Beethoven’s Sonata #5 in D Major, op.102, I mov. Allegro con brio Leif Petersen, violin, Amy Waller, cello, Bruce Abbot, bass clarinet, Julie Sweet, piano, and Sean O'Hea, marimba performing Marc Mellit’s - "Music for 5 Musicians" Laura Nortwen, oboe, performing Benjamin Britten’s "Pan" from Six Metamorphoses for solo oboe A Mozart clarinet quintet performed by Natalia Moiseeva, Lauren Anastos-violins, Kris Mattaliano, viola, Greg Nelson, cello, Rena Kraut, clarinet "Coming Home Dance" for piano and string quartet, composed by SPCM faculty Peter Arnstein, performed by Leif Peterson, Lauren Anastos, violins, Kris Mattaliano, viola, Greg Nelson cello, and Peter Arnestein, piano Jay Hildebrand, guitar, performing solos by Joaquin Rodrigo: Junto al generalife, Banjando de la meseta Christopher Mattaliano, violin, Patty McPherson, piano, Greg Nelson, cello performing Piazolla’s Oblivion Also featuring performances by the piano duo Oleg Levin and Ivan Konev, and Andrea Stern on Harp


Free parking is available one block away from the Conservatory at the Ramsey County Public Health Lot between Wabasha and Cedar St on 10th St on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 4:30 pm and all day Saturday.

Metered parking is available on Exchange St, 10th St, Wabasha St and other nearby streets as available. Meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Meter parking rates decrease after 6 p.m.

New multi-space meter pay stations have replaced many of the existing downtown parking meters. These meters take quarters, dollar coins or credit or debit cards.

Parking is available in the 7th Street Ramp —entrances to this ramp are located on both Cedar and Wabasha. Parking is also available in the Gallery Ramp on Exchange Street between St. Peter and Wabasha Streets.  Access our updated online map and printable parking guide to check on the latest parking ramp changes and rate adjustments. Our online map and downloadable PDF include special information such as ramp closures and changes due to construction.