2023 James B. Anderson Music & Arts Conservatory

registration is open now!

Conservatory will take place from June 19 – July 23 (beginning with Happyland MusiCamp).

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The application process closes on Monday, May 8.

NOTE: Acceptance is NOT based on first come, first serve. All applications will be sent to the corps officer for approval and recommendation. Once the corps officer recommendation is received, consideration for acceptance will be based upon a variety of factors (i.e. corps & divisional involvement, ability level, and delegate interview video). A fee of $500 will also need to paid for each accepted delegate.


The Potomac Division has a summer music conservatory that dates back several decades. In 2012, that program officially became the James B. Anderson Music & Arts Conservatory in honor of former music director, James B. Anderson (1946 – 2010).

The James B. Anderson Music & Arts Conservatory is a 5 week program that focuses on the musical and spiritual growth of delegates ages 12 – 17.

Delegates will focus on becoming proficient at any one of these artistic mediums: brass & percussion, creative arts, dance, piano, guitar, and more.

On top of that, everyone sings together as a choir, chooses an elective, and spends time every day learning and understanding scripture.

In short, at conservatory, delegates WILL see progress in both the creative and spiritual aspects of their lives.

In recent years, the conservatory has performed at notable locations such as Nationals Stadium, the Lincoln Memorial, and even had a place in the Washington DC Independence Day parade.