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Conservatory of Music Departments
  • The Conservatory of Music at Capital University operates through four distinct areas. 


    The Foundations Area of the Conservatory comprises courses of study that serve as a foundation to all music degree programs. These courses are designed to develop fundamental music skills and knowledge of music for all music students. These classes include studies in Music Theory, Aural Training (Audiation), Literature, History, Conducting, Music Software, World Music, and Class Keyboard. Visit the Musicianship and Audiation Homepage.

    Music Business and Technology Studies

    The Music Business and Industry Studies program at Capital’s Conservatory of Music offers diverse degrees in the areas of Music Industry, and Music Media, and is home to Capital’s renowned Music Technology degree, which utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in the Conservatory's recording studio. In addition to valuable class and studio time, each degree offered out of the Music Business and Industry Studies program boasts extensive real-world experience through professional internships in the industry and through a partnership with The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe.

    Music Education

    Students in the music education degree program at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music experience the highest principles in education while choosing to pursue either an Instrumental-, Vocal-, or Dual-emphasis music education degree. From the moment students enter the program, they learn from renowned faculty in an environment that sustains a rigorous education curriculum coupled with the highest musical standards. Capital’s unique program allows students to gain hands-on experience in public schools starting sophomore year.


    The Performance area within Capital’s Conservatory of Music combines a meticulous course curriculum with flexibility to offer students a personalized Performance degree. Capital’s high standards and small size present a Conservatory atmosphere that is both competitive and yet full of opportunity. Students in the Performance area are able to play in numerous performing ensembles and study with faculty of the highest caliber, all while experiencing the staples of a superior music education and the performance opportunities present in a city the size of Columbus.
    Bass | Bassoon | Clarinet | Composition | Flute | Guitar | Horn | Jazz Studies | Keyboard | Oboe | Percussion | Strings | Trombone and Euphonium | Trumpet | Tuba | Voice