Junior Conservatoire

Junior Conservatoire student in Dora Stoutzker Hall

Every Saturday, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is the home of the Junior Conservatoire. From your child's very first steps in music through to intensive preparation for conservatoire-level training, the Junior Conservatoire offers opportunities for children and young people to learn in a stimulating and supportive environment, and to realise their full musical potential.

The Junior Conservatoire offers the only training of its kind in Wales, immersing students in a specialist environment where they can benefit from an intensive and holistic musical education. Crucially, it allows them to share these experiences with other young people, whose interests and goals are similar to their own. The aim is to enable students to explore their full potential, and to lay the foundations for a successful and fulfilling musical life.

At the heart of the Junior Conservatoire is the Advanced Programme, aimed at the most dedicated and talented young musicians from Wales and the South West. It enables young people aged 8-18 to benefit from specialist musical training at one of the UK's leading music conservatoires, whilst continuing with their normal education. Entry to the Junior Conservatoire's Advanced Programme is by audition. As a guide to the standard required, applicants should have reached a level of playing equivalent to ABRSM Grade V, or should expect to do so by the age of 11.

The Junior Conservatoire also runs a Music First programme for children aged 7-11 and Mini Music for children aged 4-8.