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Registration for the Instrumental program is now open.

Musicians ages 14 through 22 who sight-read and play brass, woodwind, strings or percussion can learn the ins and outs of instrumental performance during this 5-day conservatory experience.

  • Disneyland Resort, California
  • July 14 through 18, 2020
  • Middle–Junior High
    High School
    College
  • Starting Price

Conservatory Overview

Disney Performing Arts Conservatory — Instrumental is a Disney twist on a traditional conservatory! This experience gives young musicians the opportunity to improve their performance skills through immersive classes, professional panels and behind-the-scenes experiences. Each Conservatory consists of 5 consecutive 8-hour days. This comprehensive series of workshops focuses on performance skills, sight-reading and musicianship as taught by entertainment professionals—culminating with a live performance at one of the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

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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 performance. To ensure the success of our final concert, participants must be able to sight-read and play at least Grade 3 music.

In-Park and Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: Participants will have the opportunity to see firsthand how the performing arts bring Disney 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 and 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 the pathway to success.

Professional Panels: Throughout the Conservatory, participants will learn techniques and receive insights from Disney professionals who have helped create the musical magic the world has come to know. Guest educators will be announced at a later date.

Rehearsals Workshop: A main goal of the Conservatory is working toward a final performance. Participants will rehearse daily under the direction of industry professionals and Disneyland® Resort Cast Members. Professional rehearsal techniques and habits will be reinforced throughout.

Final Performance: Rehearsal and preparation will be key, as the group comes together for a grand concert performance. The group will also perform a soundtrack live accompanying classic Disney shorts and film segments, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to dazzle friends, family and Disneyland® Resort 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, program elements (including, without limitation, dates, schedules and availability) and pricing are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Space is limited. Includes admission for one (1) participant valid for one (1) 5 consecutive days/8-hours per day Conservatory (Instrumental or Musical Theatre) plus one (1) 1-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® ticket valid on the final performance day of the selected Conservatory. Separate theme park admission is required for guests of participants and for visits to the Theme Parks by participants that are not part of the Conservatory schedule. Each participant and his/her parent/legal guardian will be required to sign a release/participation form before participant’s 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.

Disneyland® Resort Annual Passholders receive a ten percent (10%) discount on the total cost of the Conservatory for all levels of Annual Passports. Annual Passholder status will be verified during the registration process.

How to Apply

Registration is now open.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Disney Performing Arts Conservatory.

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

DPA Conservatory FAQs

Q. What is the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. The Disney Performing Arts Conservatory gives young performers ages 14 - 22 the opportunity to achieve performance excellence through immersive workshops, professional panels, behind-the-scenes experiences, and master classes over five consecutive days. Each 8-hour day consists of a comprehensive series of workshops taught by entertainment professionals, culminating with a live performance in one of the Theme Parks at the Disneyland® Resort. Throughout the exclusive experience, performers will develop confidence and be inspired as they fine tune their performance skills.


Q. What instrumentation is planned for the Instrumental Conservatory week?

A. We will be filling spots for a Symphonic Orchestra consisting of Brass, Woodwind, Strings and Percussion players.


Q. What level music do Musicians need to sight read/play?

A. All Musicians must be able to sight read/play Grade 3 music.


Q. What performance background is required for Musical Theater performers?

A. Although there is not a set number of years of experience required, musical theater performers should have a basic understanding of and be comfortable with singing, dancing and acting on a stage.


Q. Is there an audition to be considered for both Conservatories?

A. During the registration process, we are asking that all participants to submit a sample of their talent. This is not an audition, but a tool to show us your talents. This evaluation will help prepare us to make our final show successful and exciting. The performance evaluation will include 3 components: photo/headshot, resume or a list of your performing arts experience and education, and a 30-60 second video showcasing your talent. Instructions on how to submit your performance evaluation will be available at the time of registration.


Q. What is the cost for the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. A: The Conservatory is $1,195.00 for 5 (five) consecutive 8 (eight) hour days consisting of a comprehensive series of workshops taught by entertainment professionals culminating with a unique and exciting live performance in one of the Theme Parks at the Disneyland® Resort.


Q. What type of Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Ticket is included with the cost of the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. Conservatory students will receive a one day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket valid for the final day of the Conservatory to enjoy the Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks following their final in-Park performance.


Q. Will additional Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets be available for purchase for Conservatory participant and their guests?

A. A link to purchase additional Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets will be provided with the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory confirmation email. Separate theme park admission is required for guests of participants and for visits to the Theme Parks by participants that are not part of the Conservatory schedule.


Q. What is the food allowance during the Conservatory?

A. Lunch and hydration stations will be provided each day during the Conservatory. For participants with special dietary needs, he/she may bring food and beverage items.


Q. 8. Will additional Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets be available for purchase for Conservatory students?

A. A Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets purchase link will be provided with the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory confirmation.

 

Q. What if I have additional guests?.

A. Additional guests will need to purchase Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets, and enjoy the Parks during the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory sessions.


Q. What is the food allowance during the Conservatory?

A. Lunch and hydration stations will be available each day. Conservatory students are welcomed to bring snacks or light food items for breaks.


Q. How do you register for the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. Registration will be available in fall and is only on-line via the Register Now Link.


Q. What are the expectations of the Chaperones during the program?

A. Chaperones are not required.


Q. Does Disneyland® Resort provide transportation or lodging?

A. Chaperones are not required.


Q. What types of payment are accepted?

A. On-line registration accepts all major credit and debit cards.


Q. What is your Disney Performing Arts Conservatory refund policy?

A. The Disney Performing Arts Conservatory is non-refundable.