About the Graduate Program
Updated September 9, 2023
A Message From The Director
A message from the Director of the Bob Cole Conservatory.
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Degrees and Pathways
Interested in what a Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory can do for you? Explore some examples of career pathways our graduates have taken.
Master of Music, Performance
Performance majors at the BCCM have gone on to successful music careers in/as:
Professional Chamber ensembles
Master of Music, Composition
Composition majors at the BCCM have gone on to successful careers in:
Video game scoring
Take a tour of our website to hear from Area Directors,
see videos of some of our performances, and read about our faculty to begin to form a picture of how much you can gain from attending the Bob Cole Conservatory. While we do have a graduate program, we are an undergraduate-focused conservatory.
"The Bob Cole Conservatory provided me with a fantastic educational experience. They encouraged me to shape my own pathway. All of the professors and instructors care about their students success and provide a fresh experience that is relevant to the real world."
—Grace Sledd, Flute, Instrumental Music Education, Woodwind Performance
Among the leading music schools in California, the Bob Cole Conservatory is the most affordable:
The Bob Cole Conservatory is significantly more economical to attend than competing local institutions.
Study with top professionals
The Bob Cole Conservatory faculty are highly trained, working professionals in the music industry. Our faculty have academic degrees from:
University of Southern California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Texas
Manhattan School of Music
California Institute of the Arts
New England Conservatory
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
the Royal Conservatory of Music
Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris
and many more.
Faculty members have professional affiliations with:
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Los Angeles Opera
San Francisco Opera
London Symphony Orchestra
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Arturo Sandoval’s All-Star LA Big Band
The Henry Mancini Institute
The Rolling Stones
US Army Blues
Airman of Note
Warner Brothers Studios
BCCM students receive a world class education from world class faculty at a State College cost.
Current degree information including core requirements and options for both undergraduates and graduates is available in the Graduate Catalog from the Division of Academic Affairs.
Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog online.
The Graduate Handbook for the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is provided only for your convenience; please refer to the Graduate Catalog above for official University course guidelines.