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Community Music Conservatory

The Community Music Conservatory at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to providing musical education opportunities to students of all ages in the Fox Cities and beyond.

Opportunities for students include private lessons, ensembles, and classes in collaboration with UW Oshkosh faculty, prominent area performers and educators, and outstanding students of the UW Oshkosh Department of Music.

 The Community Music Conservatory functions under the auspices of the UW Oshkosh College of Letters and Science, Department of Music, and Division of Online and Continuing Education. It is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Private Lesson Program

Fall 2017 Session

The Fall 2017 of six weekly lessons begin the week of October 30, 2017 and ends the week of December 11, 2017. No lessons will be held the week of November 20 due to Thanksgiving recess.

We will accept new students at any point during the Fall session for a prorated rate.


Three different types of instruction are available for students depending on their experience level, needs, and goals. If you have any questions about which instructor may be right for you, please contact us at . We can advise you in this matter.

  • Master Teacher – highly reputable professional musicians with at least one degree in music. A Master Teacher would be appropriate for students of any age who have several years of experience on their instrument, and are looking for advanced instruction.
  • Apprentice Instructor – Upper level undergraduate music majors in the UW Oshkosh Department of Music. They have been recommended by the faculty for their musicianship and professionalism, and are regularly evaluated by their professors regarding their teaching. An Apprentice Instructor is an ideal teacher for a beginner or younger student.
  • UW Oshkosh Department of Music Faculty – Available on a case-by-case basis at the instructor’s discretion. Prospective students wishing to work directly with UWO Faculty should inquire with the Community Music Conservatory to determine availability.

All private instructors have met rigorous standards and qualifications, and have passed criminal background checks through the UW Oshkosh Department of Online and Continuing Education.

Lesson Lengths

            30 Minute – Best for beginners and younger students.

            45 Minute or 60 Minute – Appropriate for high school aged
students and adults.

You may choose your desired lesson length while registering for lessons. However, instructors may advise a different time length after evaluating students’ needs in the first lesson.

Weekly Rates

30 min.

45 min.

60 min.

Master Teacher




Apprentice Instructor




UWO Faculty rates are determined on an individual basis.
A one-time $35.00 administrative fee is due upon registration.

Payment Policy

Payment for the Fall 2017 session is due in two installments. 50% of the session total is due on November 20, 2017 and the remaining 50% is due December 4, 2017.

Payment due dates will be determined for students registering after October 30. Payment is accepted by credit/debit card or paper checks through the Division of Online and Continuing Education. Paper checks must be remitted to the Division of Online and Continuing Education. Payments will not be accepted by instructors directly.


Please click here to register.

Contact Info:

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Music Department

(920) 424-4224

Arts & Communication Center
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-4224
Arts & Communication Center

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901