Tuition

Omaha Conservatory of Music offers two program tracks: Musician and Conservatory. Both include:
  • 40 weeks of private instruction — 34 during the academic year; 6 during the summer — with one of the Conservatory's outstanding artist-faculty members. 
  • 2 solo recitals with optional graduation level awards & written evaluations
  • Access to our Inside the Mind of the Artist programs
  • Free admission to all OCM Master Classes
In addition, the Conservatory Program offers: 
  • 14 weeks of Music Theory Class
  • Spring semester playing adjudication
  • Theory testing

Conservatory

Strings & Piano

60-minute lessons
$3,100 annually
$1,550 bi-annually
$287 monthly

45-minute lessons
$2,400 annually
$1,200 bi-annually
$223 monthly

30-minute lessons
$1,700 annually
$850 bi-annually
$160 monthly

15-minute lessons
$1,000 annually
$500 bi-annually
$96 monthly

Voice • Guitar • Winds • Brass • Percussion • Other studies

60-minute lessons 
$2,820 annually
$1,410 bi-annually
$261 monthly

45-minute lessons 
$2,190 annually
$1,095 bi-annually
$204 monthly

30-minute lessons
$1,560 annually
$780 bi-annually
$147 monthly

15-minute lessons
$930 annually
$465 bi-annually
$90 monthly

Musician

Strings & Piano

60-minute lessons
$2,800 annually
$1,400 bi-annually
$260 monthly

45-minute lessons
$2,100 annually
$1,050 bi-annually
$196 monthly

30-minute lessons
$1,400 annually
$700 bi-annually
$132 monthly

15-minute lessons
$700 annually
$350 bi-annually
$69 monthly

Voice • Guitar • Winds • Brass • Percussion • Other studies

60-minute lessons
$2,520 annually
$1,260 bi-annually
$234 monthly

45-minute lessons
$1,890 annually
$945 bi-annually
$177 monthly

30-minute lessons
$1,260 annually
$630 bi-annually
$120 monthly

15-minute lessons
$630 annually
$315 bi-annually
$62 monthly

Payment can be made by cash, check, e-check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. You may choose to pay your tuition on an annual, bi-annual, or monthly payment plan.

  • Annual — In full at time of registration
  • Bi-annual — Half at time of registration, half due Feb. 1
  • 11 monthly payments — due on the 1st of each month

PLEASE NOTE: The monthly payment plan does not correlate directly to the number of lessons received in a given month. If students have elected to take extra lessons (more than the 40 lessons included in their yearly tuition), they will be billed separately and should pre-pay at the time lessons are requested.

There will be a late fee of $10 per month for payments received after the 10th of the month. OCM reserves the right to suspend or discontinue instruction of any student who is delinquent in fulfulling his/her financial obligations at any time during the semester.

Learn about other OCM Policies.

Please visit our Scholarships & Financial Aid info page for more information.

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Did you know your tuition only covers 70% of our costs?

Our annual tuition, which includes 40 weeks of private instruction plus the opportunity to attend dozens of Conservatory events at no additional cost, doesn't cover the total cost of your musical education here. If you would like to help us cover the remaining 30 percent, please give what you can — or consider being a recurring donor to support our mission all year long!

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