In recent years a situation has arisen where classical music appreciation and interest has increased significantly in the Haredi community, but there is a lack of professional musicians from the community, to meet this interest (to teach at schools, to give private lessons, to perform in orchestras etc.). For this reason, our goal is to nurture the coming generation of top musicians for this population. We will not settle simply for students who complete their studies here knowing how to play an instrument, but rather our goal is to develop professional musicians of the highest caliber, whether accredited teachers or performance musicians that any school or orchestra would be proud to have. In short, we are building a world of music.Our motto is Music – Everyone deserves it! This is Ron Shulamit’s motto and one of our goals is the advancement of music and dance in Jerusalem, for all residents. Working towards these aims, we offer classes in ballet, a wide variety of instruments, as well as music history and theory. We host the only all-female professional string orchestra, a chamber orchestra, a youth orchestra, a wide variety of ensembles, choral groups, and an accordion orchestra for the preservation of traditional music. Recordings are also researched and prepared to preserve music from Jewish communities around the globe. Community concerts and free open houses are held on a regular basis in addition to performances in nursing homes and schools, as part of the goal of enriching the cultural life of Jerusalem residents. Finally, the Conservatory serves as a place of employment for many immigrant musicians (Olim), thereby aiding in the absorption process.
Today our conservatory has 2 branches in Jerusalem (one in Bet Hakerem which is co-ed and one on Har Nof for religious girls) and we are in the process of opening a third in Ramat Shlomo.
Over 400 students study music and dance at our conservatory and many go on to win national competitions. Our graduates find work in the field as teachers or performers.
Studies are open to girls and women, and boys up to age 9 (except for wind instruments which are open only to women and girls).
Constant varied musical activity ensures that our students gain exposure to a wide variety of musical stimuli, as well as a chance to perform. All events are for women only and according to orthodox guidelines.
Conservatory students participate in various concerts throughout the year both within the conservatory (classroom concerts, departmental recitals) and in concerts open to the public (all female audiences).
All departments hold concerts during the school year for students of all age groups and all levels. All students have the opportunity to systematically study music in groups, as part of well organized chamber and orchestral ensembles, which meet for the length of the school year in rehearsals and unique musical events.
Scholarships for Excellence:
Once a year a scholarship competition takes place honoring the late Shulamit Feingold, entitling the six winners to tuition support. Participation in the competition is limited to conservatory students with a monthly family income not exceeding 2,000nis a month per person.
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