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 competences through conversation and practice.
Engage diverse ways of knowing and learning.

Can’t find an open appointment? Check out our online resources here:
Academic Resources
Program Notes

The SAEC is located in 622 across from the Library. Services provided by the SAEC are on a first-come, first-served basis and free of charge.


Diction: Ashley Ashmore
French: Jeanne Hourez
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, and Terrence Martin

Language Exchange Lunch

Under construction--we’ll be back soon!


Get in touch.

Danielle Cheiken

SAEC Coordinator