Karger College Prep singer - Portland Conservatory of MusicKarger College Prep Program

Maine’s premier college preparatory music program, Karger College Prep provides admitted students with a comprehensive musical education, master classes, and coaching from members of the conservatory faculty as well as professional musicians in the New England area.

Students meet on Saturdays and receive instruction in:

  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Ear Training
  • Chamber Music

How to Apply

Learn more about Karger College Prep and how to apply.

Chiharu Naruse and Student - Portland Conservatory of MusicExtended Lessons Scholarships

A limited number of Extended-Lesson Scholarships are available each semester for private lessons. These scholarships reward dedicated students by providing an additional 15 minutes of free lesson time every week throughout the academic year.

Please contact us if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships. To be eligible for an Extended-Lesson Scholarship, students must be registered at PCM and be planning to take private lessons for the full semester.

Auditions for the 2019-20 Academic Year will take place on August 26; the application deadline is Monday, August 19.

How to Schedule Your Audition

» Please call (207-775-3356) or email PCM Registrar Clare Crane.
» Or fill out the application form (PDF) and provide the faculty recommendation form (PDF). You can drop them off at our office or  email them to us, if you prefer.

Boy Singers of Maine - Portland Conservatory of MusicBoy Singers of Maine

PCM proudly assumed leadership of the Boy Singers of Maine in 2017, an esteemed organization with over 30 years of history of performing nationally and internationally. Boy Singers of Maine is divided into three age groups. We welcome our new director this year, Christian Giddings.

Contact the PCM Registrar, Clare Crane, to submit an audition form (PDF). Or you can use our online form, and Clare will contact you directly.

Rehearsals
All Boy Singers of Maine rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at Meloon Chapel, Woodfords Congregational Church. 202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME.

Section Tuition Rehearsal Times
Grades 2-4, Choristers $200 4:30-5:30 PM
Grades 5-8, Cambiata $200 5:30-6:30 PM
Grades 9-12, Gentsingers $200 6:45-8:00 PM

Girl Singers of Maine - Portland Conservatory of MusicGirl Singers of Maine

We offer an exciting choral program for young women who love to sing. The Girl Singers of Maine (GSOM) began in 2018 under the direction of Maria Belva, an experienced choral conductor for both adults and youth. The three age groups each has a distinct musical experience: Skylarks, for girls entering grades 2 through 4, Bella Canta for girls entering grades 5 through 8, and Iris Ensemble for young women entering grades 9 through 12.

To join one of the Girl Singers choirs, contact the PCM Registrar, Clare Crane, to submit an audition form (PDF). Or you can use our online form, and Clare will contact you directly.

Rehearsals
Skylarks  and Bella Canta rehearse in the Choir Room and Iris Ensembe in the PCM Theory Room, 3rd Floor, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, ME.

Section Tuition Rehearsal Times
Grades 2-4, Skylarks $200 Tue. 4:45-5:45 PM
Grades 5-8, Bella Canta $200 Tue. 6-7:15 PM
Grades 9-12, Iris Ensemble $200 Mon. 6-7:30 PM