Music and Arts for the Pacific Northwest

The Peterson Conservatory has been instrumental in preserving excellence in the arts in northwest Washington for decades. Instruction in all orchestral, band, and jazz instruments takes place at the Conservatory building in Mt. Vernon and in schools in the area. The Starry Night Chamber Orchestra, made up of Conservatory faculty and other outstanding local and guest performers, brings joy and beauty to the entire state.

The Sounds of Summer Music Camp is coming up!

This exciting camp for students age 10-21 will take place at the Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood, WA, July 22-28, 2018. Live in a beautiful evergreen forest, train under terrific professional instructors, enjoy new friends and great meals, play in the orchestra and jazz band, jam in the fiddle class, sing in the choir! details

The North Stars Chamber Orchestra will visit Ireland in 2018

Application is now open for new members to join and create a wonderful cultural /musical exchange with Irish young musicians this coming summer. More Information

Now is the time to sign up for lessons with your favorite teacher!
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The Youth Orchestras have begun their fall seasons, get information Here


PCMA is a place where all ages may study artistic disciplines to enrich lives, gain expertise, and create careers.

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