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
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
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.