HISTORY & MISSION

The Conservatory, originally know as the Community Conservatory of Music, is the oldest and largest non-profit center for the arts in Bucks County. Founded by Ms. Eleanor Gross in 1988, the school was first located in the President’s House on the grounds of Delaware Valley College. The initial offerings included private instruction in piano, organ, voice and strings.

The Conservatory soon outgrew the space at the Del Val, and in 1991, moved to a stone house located on Swamp Road in Plumstead Township. The new home provided twice the space, allowing the Conservatory to expand its program offerings and to grow over the next couple of years.

The community responded very well to the quality of our instruction and the professionalism of our faculty, and soon the number of students began to increase steadily. This led to a need for larger accommodations. As a result, in 1993 The Conservatory moved to converted mansion on Court Street in downtown Doylestown, and again to the familiar Swamp Road barn in 2005.

Continued success required The Conservatory to have to move again. In August 2013, we moved to our current location at 4059 Skyron Drive in Doylestown. The building, which houses twenty-two music studios, two art studios and a 100+ seat performance hall enables The Conservatory to provide instruction to nearly 500 students each week. Instruction now includes all major instruments including, piano, percussion, strings, voice, as well as music therapy and the visual arts.