About Us

Mission Statement

...seeks to offer educational music programs of excellence and distinction; to contribute to the cultural enrichment and quality of life in the northeast Florida area and to serve the needs of the community and partnerships with similar institutions

...seeks to fulfill its mission by providing high quality, accessible and diverse arts instruction for all ages, abilities and income levels, regardless of ethnic origin. It is committed to making the arts available to everyone by constantly seeking scholarship grants and contributions

…offers individual instruction opportunities to study most fine arts and it offers group approaches for children and adults with classes for all ages. Group instruction offers the added advantages of ensemble playing, social integration, a heightened ability to listen and study critically, and an appreciation for problem-solving through group interaction

…therefore, has a philosophy of openness to all persons while also offering professional training to students with special promise. It has teachers who specialize in providing the basics to beginners and also has ‘master teachers,’ most of whom are professional artists, qualified to teach the most advanced students. Personal artistic growth for all ages is the goal, as well as the achievement of artistic excellence and skill necessary to enrich lives and provide a lifetime of artistic enjoyment

…welcomes the chance to share these opportunities with you.


Director's Message

Dear Friends:

We have been strong advocates of the arts for many years. Advocates for the arts in the lives of everyone particularly children and especially for those without access in schools, churches, homes, etc. After these many years of providing successful programs in the arts, the need remains as critical as ever—and as worthwhile as ever.

It is my great privilege to tell you that a new chapter is beginning where, once again, we can work together for the good of the community by providing arts education and experience.

The Northeast Florida Conservatory, Inc has opened its doors in the southside of Jacksonville and we have outstanding music educators and performers as instructors and coaches, including members of the Jacksonville Symphony and  college professors.

The Northeast Florida Conservatory is a non-profit organization offering private and ensemble lessons with programs for all ages and with an emphasis on performance. The Conservatory also will offer scholarships and tuition assistance. It is an important asset to arts education in northeast Florida.

In order to sustain the Conservatory, I am asking you to join me in making a contribution to this endeavor. It would be an inordinate pleasure to work with—and for—you in developing this amazing and exciting Northeast Florida Conservatory! As a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, your donation will be tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity and I hope I can count on your support for a bright future.

Very truly yours,

Richard A. Dickson
President and Executive Director