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Westminster Conservatory of Music
Westminster Conservatory of Music

Digital Contact
web address:
School facilities: In addition to utilizing the facilities of the College, there are extension locations in Yardley (Bucks County, PA), Lawrenceville, South Brunswick, and Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton.

Faculty/Staff Contact:
Scott R. Hoerl, Executive Director
(609) 921-7100 x8226

School Mission
Westminster Conservatory is the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University, serving the central New Jersey/eastern Pennsylvania area with private and group instruction. Study at the Conservatory provides a unique opportunity for musical growth. Individual instruction may be taken, exclusive of other course work, or students may choose a more structured approach through the Conservatory's Honors Music Program, which offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to build total musicianship and is available to gifted and highly motivated students.

Westminster Conservatory of Music

Short History
Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory of Music is a nationally recognized institution, maintaining active membership in the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Conservatory joined the National Guild as a provisional member in 1983 and was granted full membership in 1986.

Musical Studies Offered

  • Private and group instruction in voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, music theory
  • Music Therapy
  • Early Childhood Program
  • Honors Music Program
  • Performing Ensembles
  • Summer Camps and Lessons

Westminster Conservatory offers superior and often world renowned faculty at all locations and tailors lessons, workshops and classes to the needs of the individual student. A roster of accomplished instructors is available at

Program Schedule:
To sign up for musical offerings at Westminster Conservatory, families complete the registration form and submit payment, including the non-refundable registration fee and lesson/class deposit. In addition, families are encouraged to provide information about the student that might be helpful in the placement process by completing the student profile form and submitting it with the registration form.

Using this information, the Conservatory will contact families to discuss their options for placement with a Conservatory teacher. Experience, teaching styles, and availability vary from teacher to teacher. The Conservatory makes every effort to match each student with the most appropriate teacher who is available at the location of choice, on the day and time the family has requested, and who is best suited to work with the student to meet their needs and attain their goals. Lessons occur in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute lengths.