The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music is the first and only public conservatory of music in the United States. The Conservatory offers a range of classes in theory, instrumentation, and voice geared toward the preservation of music in all forms.
The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music is headed by Dean Angela Wellman, an award-winning educator and trombonist, who returned to the Bay Area, and served as the Education Director for the Oakland Youth Chorus where she developed award-winning community music education programs. Wellman performs and teaches throughout the United States.
“The music and educational process resonates with the aspirations of our communities and our native artists by reclaiming spirit and culture, illuminating ancestral authenticity.” The Oakland Public Conservatory of music fosters this atmosphere. For more information about classes at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music and information about the Conservatory itself, visit their website, opcmusic.org
Claudette Oatis is a staff writer for CMIS and handles Public and Artist Relations for Black Pearl Entertainment.