Another enriching aspect of the Conservatory is the exposure to and contact with a wide range of performers from the field of music. Throughout the year, a variety of musicians visit the Conservatory to perform and engage with students.

Most visiting groups remain on campus for a short residency to work with students in teaching activities such as master classes, rehearsals, classroom visits, lessons, and coaching sessions.

Recent performers have included:

  • The Alabama Symphony
  • The Brentano Quartet
  • Boston Brass
  • Eighth Blackbird
  • The Eddie Palmieri Octet
  • Hesperus
  • Imani Winds
  • Jeremy Denk
  • The Da Capo Chamber Players
  • David Breitman

  • Donald Vega, jazz piano
  • Miles Hoffman
  • Piffaro: The Renaissance Band
  • Mary Hamman, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Steven Bryant, composer
  • Cantus
  • The Clipper Mill Quartet
  • Ulrike Anton, flutist
  • The Newstead Trio
  • Ron Barron, trombonist