Our Story . . .
In 2002 Azusa Pacific University's School of Music and Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research came together to create the Azusa Conservatory of Music, a community school that would serve local students by providing quality musical training to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. A local church provided the school's original home where Azusa Pacific University music majors would volunteer their time to provide private music lessons. The success of the program lead to the school quickly outgrowing its home and in 2004 the program moved to its current location in the Warren Music Center at Azusa Pacific University.
Today the Azusa Conservatory provides musical training to over 100 students each semester from the city of Azusa and surrounding communities. We provide private lessons on all instruments, comprehensive vocal and guitar programs, performance ensembles, music technology classes, early music classes, worship band, rock band, and hold an annual summer camp. Our classes and private lessons are taught by our professional music faculty and by college students from the talented ranks of music majors at Azusa Pacific University.
With vision and leadership from Dr. Alexander Koops (director) from APU's School of Music, the Azusa Conservatory has been invited to speak at events such as the 2010 Conference of the Urban Affairs Association and the Campus Compact Conference in 2011. The Conservatory won a grant from the TELACU Foundation in 2010 which provided funding for equipment that has allowed the organization to serve an increasing number of students. We belong the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and encourage collaboration and support between local arts organizations, church programs, and the public schools.
Please take a moment to learn about our wonderful faculty and staff, and to hear what others have had to say about our program.