TAM Conservatory

The Conservatory features instruction by working professionals and provides young people with intensive training to encourage; spiritual development, artistic excellence, leadership in arts ministries, and innovative ways of communicating the Gospel. In addition to their chosen major, students also will participate in technique and master classes, a spiritual formation small group and have the opportunity to view and participate in several high caliber productions.

Acceptance to the Conservatory is granted following application and audition video submission and after approval is received from the Corps Officer/Pastor and The Salvation Army Divisional leadership.

Conservatory 2019 will be Saturday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 10th


Freshmen entering high school – age 25 may apply for admission


  • Must be recommended by Corps Officer/Pastor, if a Salvationist also Divisional Youth Secretary, Creative Arts Director or Divisional Music Director.
  • Fulfill audition requirement by YouTube upload
  • Student enrollment will be limited.
  • Fee: $180

Various major tracks are offered at the Conservatory from year to year. For example:

You will receive technical instruction in the visual arts. You will also explore and discover ways your art can be incorporated into your spiritual experience and in ministry. Experience necessary-not for beginners. Maximum number of students: 10

This is designed for students who want to gain a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and the study of costume design. Instruction in basic costume construction, provide tools for students to help costume the pieces for the TAM Finale performances.

Traditional sketch/monologue work.

For dancers interested in improving their technique and exploring new forms of dance as worship and ministry. Beginner to advanced tracks available.

In this track you will cultivate your skills in contemporary worship leading, playing in a worship band and other aspects of planning/participating in worship.

Learn basics of amplifying musicians and running a sound board.

In this major track, you will work with the instructor to create a resource that all participants will take back with them to their corps/divisions and share. You will have the opportunity to explore ways that video can share the gospel and how you can be a creative collaborator in this process, from filming to editing you will get a true sense of what it takes to create a resource like this. Maximum number of students: 10.