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Without music, life would be a mistake. — Nietzsche





In addition to teaching music to our students, as a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, the Northeast Florida Conservatory also takes great pride in spreading the joy of music through our philanthropic outreach program.  Most of our efforts are focused on offering music education, special performances and even private scholarships to underserved children, which we do through LAURA'S FRIENDS. However, we also bring the sounds of our community concert band, jazz band and orchestra to retirement homes as well as perform at wide variety of community events free of charge. We can always use assistance in these endeavors, so when you are choosing nonprofits to support, please consider the Northeast Florida Conservatory as a way you can give the gift of music. 

Our work to date has been made possible through generous grants from the Sara Blakely Foundation, the Hall-Halliburton Foundation and another generous anonymous donor. We continually need additional assistance to grow and sustain this initiative. If you'd like to be a part of bringing the joy of music to children, please consider contribution to LAURA'S FRIENDS.

Mail to:

Northeast Florida Conservatory for LAURA'S FRIENDS

11363 San Jose Blvd., Bldg. 200
Jacksonville, FL - 32223

or Donate Online. We will gladly mail you a tax-deductible receipt.


A project of Northeast Florida Conservatory

* Mission – to provide musical experiences to enrich the lives of those who do not have the opportunity to participate in schools where music is not part of the curriculum and/or where students do not have the financial ability to be involved in private programs.

* Method – with exceptionally well-qualified instructors, the Conservatory will offer programs, teach classes and lessons in schools, churches and other places that endorse the Mission of ‘Laura’s Friends’ Conservatory program.

* Goals – to produce musical ensembles and organizations through individual and group lessons so that musical experiences are part of every curriculum and part of every life regardless of age, gender, social standing, financial status and/or level of ability. Students who are ‘Laura’s Friends’ will have the background and training to compete with others who aspire to advance in musical training.