2017 Charities


The Maryland Conservatory of Music is a non-profit organization that offers private music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Our organization works diligently to provide our students with a family-like atmosphere that will help enhance their musical talent while further developing other educational skills. We offer private music lessons in all instruments, as well as voice lessons.

The distinct feature that separates us from other musical programs is that we recruit top talent when hiring instructors. We want the student to learn from a true expert of their specific instrument, in order to provide them with the best opportunity to reach their potential with the guitar, piano, violin or any other type of instrument. Each teacher on our prodigious staff has a performance degree in their instrument or specialty, and many have masters or doctorate degrees in their chosen avenue. As well, each of our well-seasoned teachers have an inspiring and positive outlook, and they conscientiously work to encourage and enthuse students to reach good performance levels.

In addition to private lessons, we also have our celebrated weekly Saturday morning class, in which students get together and play or sing for each other, allowing them to perform for their peers and in front of their parents and family members, who are encouraged to attend. Best of all, the session is free and open to the public. We welcome you to stop in, listen to music, and observe how we operate. The sessions begin at 10am on our Bel Air Campus, and it runs from September through the beginning of June.

If you would like to learn more about our music program, or the private music lessons we offer in Harford County at our campuses in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, MD, then please contact us today. Additionally, please let us know if you would like to inquire about scholarship opportunities that are available. We would love to add you or your child as a new member of our affable and proficient music community.



Founded in 1987 by current Artistic Director Frank Cimino with just 14 boys, the mission of The Maryland State Boychoir has remained clear: to foster the boychoir tradition by offering talented boys opportunities to sing and build self-esteem, self discipline and character. Twenty-five years later, the Boychoir still embraces that goal.

Today, The Maryland State Boychoir (MSB), Maryland’s “Official Goodwill Ambassadors,” is comprised of approximately 150 choristers, ages 7 to 20, who represent a wide range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. They come from nine Maryland counties, Baltimore City, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The Maryland State Boychoir is a diverse group of talented boys who love to sing. Qualified applicants are accepted regardless of their families’ financial means and are not discriminated against on any basis. Prior musical training is not expected, but an audition is required. Auditions are held twice yearly for potential members who are not required to have prior music training. A qualified applicant is any boy who loves to sing, is committed to the organization, and can sing with a pleasant and in tune voice.

Not only do choristers receive training in voice lessons and music theory, they also develop friendships with boys from varied backgrounds, build self-esteem and self-discipline through hard work and dedication, and develop a sense of community through their commitment to the organization.