What would you do if you had an all-access pass to a non-stop world of creativity? You do.

With the world-class Lawrence Conservatory of Music, plus engaging arts and theatre programs, expression abounds at every turn on the Lawrence campus. Music, art, theatre, opera, dance, exhibitions, student-led events—enjoying the arts at Lawrence is for everyone, regardless of your major or program.

Student, Bohdan Tataryn, from Ukraine plays piano in Memorial Chapel

Powerful Preparation for a Musical Life

What do you get when you combine a world-class conservatory of music with a world-class college of liberal arts? The 鶹Ƶ Conservatory of Music.Light your own path and be your own muse with more than 25 instrument programs, 20+ major ensembles, and 4 degree options.

student playing trumpet during Jazz Weekend performance

A Performance Nearly Every Day of the Week

World-class Performing Arts @ Lawrence series. Student and faculty recitals. Award-winning opera. Engaging theatre and musical productions. Kaleidoscope, a bi-annual celebration of Conservatory studios and ensembles. There’s a performance for nearly everyone—and nearly every day—at Lawrence

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Exhibitions and Art on Campus and Beyond

From exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries to sculptures and murals in unexpected places to a “pop-up” art gallery run exclusively by Lawrence students, the fine arts come to life at Lawrence.

Study in a world-class conservatory of music and a leading college of liberal arts and sciences.

Learn the ins and outs of performance, production, and more in Lawrence's Theatre Arts program.

Explore the creative artsthrough hands-on instruction while experiencing the value of a liberal arts education.

Making Music

Major Ensembles

Put the perform in performing arts with our ensembles, from soaring symphonies to funky jazz.


Downbeat Awards for Jazz Ensemble

Lawrence's musicians have been consistently recognized by the prestigious Downbeat Awards.

Wriston Art Galleries

Exhibition spaces

Exhibits featurethe work of contemporary artists, selections from the collection, and the Annual Senior Art Show.

The Commencement Concert in Memorial Chapel Friday, June 11, 2021. Photo by Danny Damiani

Live from the Lawrence Conservatory

Watch our student and faculty recitals and ensemble performances live from around the world!

Count Almaviva on stage during a dress rehearsal for The Marriage of Figaro

Join us for award-winning, world-class events!

Tickets to our performing arts series, theatre performances and more are available for purchase online or at our on-campus Box Office.

Creativity & Performance Infuses Campus Culture

In addition to our student recitals and ensemble performances, student clubs and organizations host annual events that highlight culture and creativity across our campus community. Events like Cabaret, the Cultural Expressions, 鶹ƵaRoo, and more.

Upcoming Music & Arts Events

    The Lawrence Community Music School provides outstanding musical opportunities for individuals of all ages.