The Global Conservatory: Higher Education Programs

Through distance learning, young, aspiring musicians can broaden their horizons and incorporate musical influences and ideas from artist-educators around the globe.

Glenn Dicterow
Chair of the Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance at Manhattan School of Music; former concertmaster, New York Philharmonic (1980-2014)

The value of videoconferencing for teaching is obvious. If I can't physically be there, at least students can get something of value from comments and examples I might provide. There is also the dramatic effect of the medium itself which has positive inspirational value....

Dave Liebman
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Saxophone Faculty, NEA Jazz Master

I was also amazed that he could hear very subtle changes in sound...which was helpful. The very high quality on both ends of the connection made quality learning and listening possible.

Clarinet Student, France

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to learn from someone halfway across the globe without actually traveling there - the audio/video quality was excellent.

Piano Student, Canada

Being able to play and get feedback from an expert from a totally different place has been a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Student, Iceland

The Distance Learning Piano Master Class is really an effective manner. I did not feel any difference between the Distance Learning Piano Master Class and a regular Master Class. I found that the Distance Learning Technology provided as good a learning experience as a regular Master Class would.

Piano Student, China

Hailed as "the gold standard in music distance learning," MSM Distance Learning started its acclaimed  Global Conservatory Videoconference Program Series in 2010.

This program provides music students and educators at conservatories, colleges and universities with master classes, private lessons, clinics, audition coaching, and seminars with MSM's world-renowned faculty.

Register to participate. Our customized videoconferencing technology, developed in partnership with Polycom, Inc., delivers everything in real-time, with high-fidelity sound designed specifically for live music programs. This technology lets us provide you with a virtual learning experience that has all the excitement and personal interaction of a private lesson or studio class.

David Geber, Chamber Music
Master Class to the the Sibelius Academy
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