The Monmouth Conservatory of Music was founded in 1964 as a non-profit community school of music dedicated to excellence in classical music education and performance.
The Conservatory's philosophy is forged in the knowledge that music education enriches both the individual and the society. It maintains that the study of music can benefit anyone at any age or circumstance, by enhancing the appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of this art form. At the Conservatory we believe that the discipline and focus necessary for musical study can enhance success in life as well as in music.
To Teach – to provide basic instruction for the younger child, and instrumental, vocal, and theoretical subjects for all ages in the classical music tradition.
To Grow – to grow the artists and audiences of the future and to expand community outreach, making musical experiences available to the broader community, including the underserved, through lectures, concerts, and related special programs.
To Lead – to lead students into mastery of musical literature, acquainting them with significant styles and forms, past and present. To foster musical understanding backed by technical competency.
To Educate – to bring students, especially teenage students, to understand this great and important music not only as entertainment or fad, but as high and engaging art capable of expressing and molding the spirit of an age, a culture, a nation, or an individual. To promote music as an art form that benefits the society at large.