• WordNet 3.6
    • n conservatoire a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conservatoire A public place of instruction in any special branch, esp. music and the arts. [See Conservatory, 3].
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conservatoire An establishment for special instruction, particularly in music and theatrical declamation and training.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conservatoire kon-ser-va-twär′ a name given by the Italians to schools instituted for the purpose of advancing the study of music and maintaining its purity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.


In literature:

Colet, a professor of harmony at the Conservatoire.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
At the Conservatoire Rachel made little progress.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Where Eton Avenue and Adamson Road join there is the Hampstead conservatoire of music, a large brick building.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Go ask Georges Mathias, the old professor of the Conservatoire, if Minkiewicz did not inspire Chopin.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
When I first made my appearance at the theatre, after the Conservatoire, Valgrand was my model, my master.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
The Brussels Conservatoire possesses clarinets with two keys by Flemish makers, G.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
She entered enthusiastically upon her musical studies, taking lessons of Madame Viardot and also at the Conservatoire.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
He was most charming with the fairer sex, and many of the female pupils of the Conservatoire positively doted on him.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
He entered the conservatoire of his native city, where he studied under Simon Mayr, the fertile operatic composer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
After Madame Viardot's retirement in 1862, she held for many years a professional chair at the Paris Conservatoire.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee

In news:

He was trained by his parents, who were musical, and admitted to the Paris Conservatoire just before his tenth birthday.
The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose.
His father's background was Swiss and his mother's Basque, but he was brought up in Paris, where he studied at the Conservatoire, 1889-95, returning in 1897 for further study with Fauré and Gédalge.
Françaix studied music at the Conservatoire of Le Mans where his father was director, and later at the Paris Conservatory, where he earned a first prize in piano.