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Musicians ages 14 through 22 who sight-read music and play brass, woodwind, strings or percussion can learn the ins and outs of instrumental performance at Disney Performing Arts Conservatory over the course of 5 consecutive 8-hour days.

  • Disneyland Resort, California
  • July 16 through July 20, 2019 (Tuesday through Saturday)
  • Middle–Junior High
    High School
    College
  • Starting Price

Conservatory Overview

Disney Performing Arts Conservatory – Instrumental gives young musicians the opportunity to improve their performance skills through immersive classes, professional panels and behind-the-scenes experiences. Over the course of 5 consecutive 8-hour days, participants will engage in a series of comprehensive workshops focusing on performance skills, sight-reading and musicianship taught by entertainment professionals. On the final day, the Conservatory will culminate with a live performance concert at one of the Disneyland Resort theme parks.

The Disney Difference

Immersive Workshops and Classes: Each musician will participate in sessions focusing on performance skills, sight-reading and musicianship. Participants will learn from industry-recognized teaching artists who will illustrate how each craft supports the overall quality of a group performance. For the success of a great final performance, participants must be able to play brass, woodwind, strings or percussion and sight read and play grade 3 music.

In-Park and Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: Participants will get the opportunity to see firsthand how the performing arts bring the Disneyland Resort theme parks to life through shows, atmosphere entertainment, parades, spectaculars and attractions. From the traditions of the world-famous Disneyland Band to the razzmatazz of the Five & Dime jazz group, participants will learn what it is like to be a musician with one of the largest live entertainment companies in the world—and explore what it takes to be successful.

Professional Panels: Throughout the Conservatory, participants will learn techniques and receive amazing insights from Disney Music industry leaders who have made the magic you have come to know. Special guest educators to be announced at a later date.

Rehearsing Workshop: A main goal of the Conservatory is working toward a final performance. The entire group of participants will rehearse daily under the direction of industry professionals and Disney Teaching Artists. Professional rehearsal techniques and habits will be reinforced along the way.

Final Performance: Rehearsal and preparation will be key as the group comes together for a grand concert performance. The group will also perform a live soundtrack to classic Disney shorts and film segments, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to dazzle friends, family and Disneyland Guests alike. 

For more information about the Conservatory and assessment process, please call (714) 520-6423 or email dlr.dpaconservatory@disney.com. Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Program offerings, pricing and program elements—including, without limitation, dates, schedules and availability—are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Space is limited. Separate theme park admission is required for guests of participants. Each participant and his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a release/participation form before registration can be confirmed; a form will be provided. Other restrictions may apply.

Price

$1,195 per participant.

Price includes admission to 5 consecutive 8-hour days at the Conservatory and a one-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ticket, valid on the final day of the Conservatory for use by the participant only. Ticket is non-upgradeable and expires on the last day of the Conservatory.

How to Apply

2019 registration is now closed.

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For more information about the Conservatory and assessment process, please email dlr.dpaconservatory@disney.com.