Jean Murachanian, Executive Director - Portland Conservatory of Music

The Portland Conservatory of Music (PCM) is proud to be celebrating its 24th year as a nonprofit community music school.

We offer music education and bring concert performances to the people of Southern Maine.

Growth and Opportunity

We have grown significantly in the last several years:

  • 130%+ growth in enrollment since 2015

  • 300+ students of all ages and abilities

  • 50+ talented faculty teaching 30+ instruments

New Offerings for 2019/20

  • Increased financial aid (30%-50% discount on private and group lessons)

  • Early Childhood Music program for children ages newborn to 5 years

  • TREBLES choir for boys and girls, grades K-1

  • Expansion of group class offerings, making music lessons more affordable and building community

Special Programs

In addition to our diverse and excellent music lessons, we have two specialized divisions and lead two children’s choirs:

Noonday Concert Series

Our free weekly Noonday Concerts provide music lovers equal access to quality music.

Portland Press Herald music critic Allan Kozinn described the Noonday concerts as one of PCM’s most broadly useful services.

Festivals and Jazz Concerts

To further our educational mission, we organize two festivals and a jazz concert series.

Our mission is to transform lives through the power of music.

Please join us on this musical journey.


Jean Murachanian
Executive Director