Conservatory Video | Campus Tour 2019
Virtual Tours by Students
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So I am currently on the stage of the Lord's University Chapel, and this is our biggest performance space here at the Conservatory. Take a look and I will be talking about what it is like to be a student here at the Conservatory. So the Lawrence Conservatory has five different music majors, so they have music performance, which is in any instrument or vocal range that there is. We have music education, instrumental general and coral. Then we also have composition theory and a jazz major which is just added very, very recently. The conservatory also has a lot of opportunities for non majors as well, for those who aren't actually enrolled in the conservatory but in the college and want to be involved. So they are welcome to audition for any ensemble here, and many non majors are part of ensembles. We have the symphonic band, which is made up of mostly not majors, and we also have Viking Corral, which is made up of non major life in the conservatory, is pretty busy, so time management is a huge thing that we learn here as students because we're part of ensembles and various Cambridge groups. Classes on DH. Other extracurriculars outside and conservatory. We are often extremely busy students, but there are many, many opportunities that don't go on taken here. Often, the busiest students here are the dual degree students, so the dual degree students are students who are trying to get a degree in both the conservatory and in the liberal arts college as well. So those students are often in and out of the conservatory and in and out of the college every single day. You might also have the idea that, like conservatory is extremely competitive and cut throat, and that is not what it is like here at Lawrence. Each studio is extremely supportive of every single member, and we all are here just to make music. The community here at the Conservatory is also amazing, even with the small school that Lawrence is. It's an even smaller community here at the conservatory. So it's about five hundred students and I can probably list every single one of their names. Not it's not my head, but I can pretty much recognized anybody who's in the conservatory, and it's a really, really great group of people and you see them every day and we're just kind of one big family. That's what the students say when we're referencing this area. So one part that I'll show you is the Khan couches. So this is kind of the social aspect of the conservatory, and this is where a lot of people will chill out before practicing. They will maybe hang out there before rehearsals be doing homework. This's where music theory tutoring happens as well, and it's pretty empty right now. That's because we're on break right now, so there are not a ton of people on campus, so a typical practice room will look like this so it has a chair. Sometimes there's a bench, there's a stand, and there's always a mirror and as well, So the practice rooms here are first come, first served, so you go in, and if the doors opened, then it's free and you can just go in and practice however long you want. Do have piano priority practice rooms, which I will show you now. So this is what a piano practice priority practice from looks like we have grands and every single one, and there's also a mirror, and you can also put chairs and stands in there as well. If you would like to do that way, also have huge rehearsal spaces other than the chapel. So this is one of the large rehearsal rooms that is used for choirs, orchestra and went ensembles. You can also use this to practise, and if there's nothing going on, there is usually a sign out sheet. The way that classrooms and large rehearsal rooms work is that they will have an actual schedule on the front of the door. You, Khun, sign out the room through the conservatory, office or online, so those do require a Sino chief. If there's nothing happening and there you are, free to go in and just practice, do homework and do whatever you would like in that rehearsal room. So that is a quick crash course of our Lawrence University Conservatory. I love it here on DH. It is really an incredible experience. I've learned so much in just the past two years here, so if you are a music student and you are looking for a hidden gem in the Midwest, I fully encourage you to come here.