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Phone & Fax: 206.632.6715

Seattle Conservatory of Music
3819 NE 73rd Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Visitors are welcome to observe Saturday Senior or Junior Division classes. Visits arranged by appointment only.

To provide the highest standard of music education and artistic development available in the Pacific Northwest for aspiring young musicians in a challenging and supportive environment.

To establish in the Pacific northwest an internationally renowned school built on traditions of the great pedagogues and conservatories of the world where quality of work and love of music are paramount in an environment that enables gifted young musicians to develop their potential and achieve standards of performance at the highest professional level.

Board of Trustees
Rob Sokol, President
Deborah Porter
Sean Mooney
Barbara Phillips
Rick Pressley

Past Presidents
Deborah Porter
Douglas Anderson
Keith Cohon

Thomas Galford
Rajan Krishnaswami
Toby Saks

In Memoriam
Dorothy DeLay
Maybeth Pressley
George Shangrow

Message from the Director

Margaret L. Pressley
Founder & Director,
Seattle Conservotory of Music
Pressley Violin Studio

September 2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Seattle Conservatory of Music (SCM). Our school was formed in 1994 out of the Pacific Northwest's need for a thoroughly educational pre-college classical music training center. As Founder, it was my goal to create new standards of expectation for local young musicians, so that they too could be accepted into collegiate music schools of choice. This would then give them equal chance to secure jobs in the highly competitive world of classical music. Statistically, it is more difficult to win a job in a professional orchestra than to be accepted onto a professional baseball team. Toward this goal of overcoming the odds, I researched pre-college music institutions for 12 years prior to the establishment of SCM. Ultimately basing our program on Julliard's Prep Program with supplemental inspirational additions, our conservatory has evolved successfully into a landmark institution for young people who dream of being accepted by the best instrumental teachers at the best collegiate music schools with the ultimate goal of careers as successful professional musicians.

I can't tell you how proud I am of our graduates. Many still keep in touch.   Some have returned to fill positions as beloved faculty members. I am also highly encouraged by the continuing onrush of enrolling talent each year. The region's music educational standards have risen greatly since 1994.   Seattle Conservatory of Music has made its mark. Let us help you make yours!

Where have our graduates gone after leaving the Conservatory?

  • Berkley School of Music
  • Boston Conservatory of Music
  • Boston University School of Music
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Colburn School of Performing Arts
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Dartmouth College
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Florida International University
  • Franklin College (Lugano, Switzerland)
  • Indiana University School of Music
  • Juilliard School of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes School of Music
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Northwestern University School of Music
  • Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
  • Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music/Johns Hopkins University
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton University
  • Saint Olaf College
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Shepherd School of Music/Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Music
  • University of Michigan School of Music
  • University of North Texas in Denton School of Music
  • University of Puget Sound School of Music
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California School of Music
  • University of Toronto School of Music
  • University of Washington School of Music
  • Yale School of Music