The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (PRCM) is a public institution of higher learning created by Law no. 35 of 1959.Located in the heart of the historic zone of Miramar, in the district of Santurce, San Juan, the campus combines a state of the art teaching and performing space with an imposing late nineteenth-century structure, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The PRCM is currently the only institution in this hemisphere holding accreditation from both the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the National Association of Schools of Music that offers undergraduate and graduate music programs in Spanish. Its unique portfolio of accredited offerings makes it attractive not only to the Puerto Rican community, but also to students in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. There are 32 undergraduate programs of study in seven departments at the Conservatory; the Conservatory also offers graduate degrees and performance diplomas in 46 subject areas. As the island’s leading school of music, the PRCM is conscious of its important role as a vehicle for encouraging and disseminating interest in music in the Puerto Rican community at large. The PRCM currently enrolls 466 students in its undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs and serves 1912 students in its pre-college and community programs.