Enriching lives

through music.

Who We Are

The Wausau Conservatory of Music is an independent, non-profit music school whose mission is to transform the lives of students by providing them with access to high-quality music education and opportunities in Central Wisconsin. We help musicians of all ages and abilities reach their potential by offering a diverse range of music lessons, ensembles, camps and performances to suit their personal needs and goals.



The Wausau Conservatory of Music provides exceptional music education and performances that enrich the lives of students and their families, faculty, and members of the community.



Thank you for valuing and respecting your teacher’s time.

 In cases of illness or emergency ONLY one make up lesson will be given per semester. As a courtesy, please let your instructor know you will be missing a lesson, no matter what the reason.

Students are charged for all lessons or classes for which they register, including those missed through student absence. In the event the instructor cancels a lesson or class, a make-up will be offered at a mutually convenient time.

For students enrolled for the entire semester, the Conservatory requires teachers to make-up one lesson per semester per student when missed by the student for emergency reasons or illness only. There are no make up for summer or introduction 8 lessons.



The Conservatory does not close when area schools close. Typically lessons occur in the afternoon when winter storm road are cleared.   If the conservatory closes/or your teacher cancels, one lesson per semester will be given for weather.

If the Conservatory remains open and a student cannot get to their lesson because of severe weather, one lesson per semester will be made up by the teacher if the student calls to notify the teacher of their situation.

If a winter storm or extreme cold weather hits late in the day, and the Conservatory closes, information will be posted on our website and face book pages.




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Why the Wausau Conservatory of Music?

  • The Wausau Conservatory of Music provides opportunities for students of all ages, abilities, interests and backgrounds.
  • We offer a variety of student performance and financial aid scholarships to ensure that all students have the opportunity to realize their potential.
  • Our faculty utilizes their educational expertise and performance experience to help students build skills that will serve them well in their musical, educational and professional pursuits.
  • We host more than 40 musical performances each year, providing students with critical experience while sharing their talents and abilities with the larger community.
  • Our 19,000-square foot facilities include private lesson studios, rehearsal rooms and the Caroline Mark Concert Hall.
  • Our partnerships with area schools, businesses, organizations, benefactors and families provide us with a critical support network that ensures we can fulfill our mission and provide the community with some of the best musical education and performance opportunities in the state.


Thank you for your interest in teaching at the Wausau Conservatory of Music.   Current openings are listed to the right.

You may also submit a resume for consideration for future openings by email to George Tepping.  Resumes will be kept on file for 12 months.

Send a resume and cover letter to:

George Tepping, Interim Executive Director
PO Box 606
Wausau, WI  54402-0606

The Wausau Conservatory of Music is an equal opportunity educator and employer which hires faculty and staff and accepts students without regard to race, creed, age, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, handicap, religious belief or marital status.

Current Openings

Our Board


  • Keith Montgomery, President
  • Amy Ryan, Vice President
  • Joshua Kropp, Secretary
  • Marlys Kluck, Treasurer


  • Lucy Clancy
  • Diane Goetsch
  • Sandy Heywood
  • Hang McDonald


  • Laura Ramsey
  • Elizabeth Reeths
  • Andrea Sczygelski
  • Tyler Seehafer