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Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music is college with 441 students located in San Juan, PR.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 441
Gender 69% Male / 31% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 66% Full Time / 34% Part Time
Geography 99% In State / 1% Out of State / 6% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 84% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 1%
International 6%
Hispanic/Latino 93%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Opera
  • Symphony Orchestra

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities: library with more than 26,000 musical scores, technology lab (computers applied to music), recording lab, piano lab, theater
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration liberal arts/career combination teacher certification dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Music Teacher Education (24%), Jazz/Jazz Studies (20%), Voice and Opera (14%), Stringed Instruments (12%), Percussion Instruments (9%), Music Theory and Composition (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to master a brass instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to study and master the performance and composition of Jazz. Includes instruction in the history of Jazz and related musical styles such as the Blues, Jazz composition and theory, improvisation, Jazz instrument and ensemble performance, and related topics.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to master the piano, organ, or related keyboard instruments and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in piano and keyboard pedagogy, ensemble playing, accompanying, service playing, repertoire, keyboard and pedal skills, recital, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

A program that prepares individuals to master percussion instruments and performing art for a variety of musical settings, including orchestral, solo, chamber, commercial, or nontraditional. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individual to master a stringed instrument and performing arts as solo, ensemble and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to master a woodwind instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Maria Del Carmen Gil
Chancellor Carlos Conde
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 50
Student : Faculty Ratio 6 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 70 : 30
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 52
Tenure Track Faculty 26
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 22

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 67.4% accepted of 132 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Talent Ability

Important: Interview, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Academic GPA, Recommendations

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Foreign Language 3 0
History 3 0
English 3 0
Math 3 0
Science 3 0
Academic Electives 0 3

Deadlines

December

19

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $6,816 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $6,766
$30K-$48K $8,100
$48K-$75K $10,003

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,520, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,520 Same as On-Campus
Fees $850 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,000
Books $1,800 $1,800
Total (before financial aid) $5,170 $15,170

Students Receiving Aid

84% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 19% $3,383
Federal Scholarships/Grants 84% $4,913
Other Federal Grants 28% $189
Pell Grants 84% $4,850
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 66% $354
Student Loans 19% $3,383

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

10% of students graduated on time.

70% of students graduated in six years.

85% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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