Conservatory-Academy Mentoring Program

Are you interested in mentoring a young musician?

Be a practice buddy, discuss the college audition/application process, attend a recital or concert, or share your general musical wisdom with a Lawrence Academy of Music student!  Mentorship is an easy way to inspire a young musician by sharing your passion for music-making.  Simply visit the Academy’s website and fill out the interest form.  Academy director Karen Bruno will be in touch soon thereafter.  We have Academy students waiting to meet you!

Luke Rivard teaching percussion to Academy students

Lawrence Academy of Music

The Academy is the community division of the Conservatory of Music.  More than 1,500 students, aged birth through adult, register for private and group lessons, chamber music, youth ensembles (orchestra, band, choir), gamelan, summer camps, theory, parent-child classes for babies/toddlers, and classes for youth and adults with special needs.  Academy teachers have extensive training in pedagogy as well as performance experience; most hold masters or doctoral degrees.

Conservatory students can join the Academy community as a volunteer mentor to an Academy student, or in a campus job (some prerequisites may be required; interview and recommendation necessary) such as a student teacher, manager of a youth ensemble, collaborative pianist, or summer camp counselor.  Academy teachers welcome student observers with advance notification.

Interested in learning more?  Visit the Academy’s website to fill out the interest form to be a mentor or contact director Karen Bruno at with questions about specific job opportunities.


Visit the Lawrence Academy of Music Website

Walk-in Address

100 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Mailing Address

711 E. Boldt Way Appleton, WI 54911

Phone Number

Information: 920-832-6632
Billing: 920-993-6278





8:00-4:30 p.m.


8:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday as needed

Lawrence student playing with young trumpet players