History

The Geneva Conservatory of Music

Located in the heart of New York City, The Geneva Conservatory of Music is unique among New York music schools in its dedication to providing outstanding musical instruction from a Christ-centered worldview. We foster excellence of character through music education, spurring students on toward mutual respect, creativity, and service.

Since its founding in 2002 by violinist Elizabeth Larson, The Geneva Conservatory of Music has committed itself to providing excellent music education to all students in the New York Metro Area. The teaching artists all hold Doctorate of Musical Arts or Master of Music degrees from the world’s top conservatories, including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and London’s Royal College of Music. As highly sought-after performers, the faculty members have performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, the White House, and have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States.

The Geneva Conservatory of Music is a Founding School of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. This national standard inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the country.

Since 2009, The Geneva Conservatory of Music has also partnered with Mount Carmel Holy Rosary School in East Harlem to introduce students to violin and chamber music, utilizing musical collaboration to develop positive life skills.In addition, all of our students perform four times a year in a variety of venues such as Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, and New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital. In recent years, flautist Sir James Galway and Grammy Award-winning bassist John Patitucci have joined our students in recitals, inspiring them to further musical achievement.

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    "Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation."Music Education Online

     

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