1. Student Resources

Student Academic Enrichment Center

Empowering musicians to thrive as lifelong learners.

The Student Academic Enrichment Center (SAEC) is the Conservatory’s tutoring center. Our mission is to empower musicians to hone their academic skills and explore their intellectual curiosities. The SAEC is your place to gather and work either one-on-one or in groups with an experienced tutor in each subject area. We’re here to work with you to become an active and collaborative learner who can adapt to new challenges and thrive in the pursuit of your career.

Approach learning as a collaborative process
Develop academic competency through conversation and practice
Engage in diverse ways of knowing and learning.

Academic Resources
Program Notes

The SAEC is located in Suite 622 across from the library in the same space as PDEC, but MMT tutoring services may occur in other rooms depending on whether a piano is needed for your tutoring needs.
*Please make a note of whether you'll need a piano for your tutoring session in your appointment request.
When booking a tutoring session please do so with at least a week's notice. Services provided by the SAEC are free of charge.


Diction: Ashley Ashmore
French: Melissa Dufort
German: Katherine Ahmann and Michelle Sung
Humanities and Sciences: Abshir Miller, and Rebecca Allen
Italian: Carina Kahane and Gabriela Martinez
Music History and Literature: Brian Shank, Cristina Lanz, Elizabeth Potter, and Clark Nichols
Music Theory and Musicianship: Juan María Prieto Iborra, Rongrong Chen, and Roxanne Winslow
Technology and Applied Composition: Shawne Workman
Writing: Carina Kahane, Eugenia Coe, Kieran Cremins, Terrence Martin, and Natalie Badziak

Language Exchange Lunch

On the second and fourth Wednesday each month from 1-2 PM, the SAEC hosts a Language Exchange Lunch, an hour-long opportunitiy to practice and learn a language. Join our free socials to meet fellow linguaphiles, share words in a language you speak, and get those linguistic neurons stirring. Practice your Italian, German, Japanese, French, Estonian, Mandarin, and more! Lunch is provided, so come hungry.

*Keep an eye out for a language you want to learn, or join as a facilitator! Inquiries are welcome.


Get in touch.

Wai Ho
SAEC Coordinator