The Jurij Slatkonja Music Conservatory offers specialised music education in violin, piano, organ, flute, singing, harp, music theory and conducting, among others. Some of the conservatory's courses focus on liturgical music education with classes in Gregorian Chanting. Students of the conservatory also take part in the mixed choir group.
The Jurij Slatkonja Vocal Academy is an association of vocalists created in October 2014 out of the musical activities within the Friderik I. Baraga Institute. It is composed of mostly formally educated vocalists from the Dolenjska region.
The Vocal Academy had its public debut with a series of Christmas concerts in January 2015. In the second concert cycle, they symbolically commemorated the end of World War II in remembrance to all suffering Slovenes during the war with Psalm 130 De profundis, composed by Aleš Makovc, and Requiem by the famous English composer John Rutter.
In 2019, the conservatory began a new project called the Novo Mesto Sacral concert series (Novomeški sakralni abonma) which will offer eight sacral music concerts by internationally-renowned artists.