About PCM

We are a Creative Youth Development organization, a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Winner, 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award Winner, & 2015 Arizona Governor’s Arts Award Winner. PCM was founded in 1998 & provides a continuum of high quality music education and experiences to nearly 2,000 students annually. Programs range from introductory level in-house education and after school programs, to more advanced private lessons. Home to the national award winning College Prep Program; after school college readiness for contemporary music education, which is in partnership with the Berklee College of Music and The Berklee City Music Network.

Express

Providing access and opportunities for music and development experiences that help make students college and career ready.

Transform

99% High School Graduation Rate, 85% go to College or University, $3M + in scholarships earned since 2012.

Inspire

Providing Student Musicians with a safe place to learn, build their skills, make friends, and be creative.

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They have taught me to realize what I need to accomplish to be a well rounded musician. It has opened the door to the world of jazz for me.

Chris Reyes, PCM Alum

What I love most about PCM is the experience with different groups and people that overall improves my abilities as a musician.

London Childs

In performance I became more confident and defined in my style, taking elements from the musicians I most respected and whose presences were most impactful. This growth allowed me to begin gigging around Phoenix, a feat which I did not think possible until Five Week and its effect on my confidence.

Amaya Lim

Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) is a critical asset in our community. Learn more about the benefits music education offers students, and to the community at large.

The Phoenix Conservatory of Music teaching artists are professional musicians, educators, mentors, have access to ongoing professional development, and undergo background checks to provide a safe environment for your students.

History of PCM

Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) was the brainchild of Bonnie Lou Coleman who saw a gradual decrease in the readiness of college level students preparing for a career in music education.