The Department of Musical Education and General Studies brings together all those students who wish to become music educators in schools in Puerto Rico and abroad. Our teacher preparation program is the leader in the training of music educators in Puerto Rico, offering students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and aesthetic judgment, as well as a high level of musical performance.
It completes its preparation with a component of professional skills that enables it to practice the teaching profession in three different specialties: instrumental, choral and general education, both at the elementary and secondary levels.
The CMPR has the leading music teacher preparation program in Puerto Rico, offering students opportunities to gain and demonstrate excellence in music teaching skills, critical thinking, and aesthetic judgment, coupled with superior musicianship and performance skills for the solid formation of a performing-educator. The program offers three concentrations: general music education, choral music education, and instrumental music education.
Admission to the university programs of the Conservatory of Music is based on the audition process and/or admission exam determined by each career.