Upcoming events:

  • Mon
    11
    Sep
    2017

    Meeting of the MCPA Association Board of Directors

    11:00 AM
  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017

    MCPA Association Annual General Meeting

    TBA
Music 2017-07-16T16:44:03+00:00

For over 130 years, the School of Music has been inspiring individuals of all ages to pursue their passion for music through vocal and instrumental workshops, classes, private lessons and ensemble training. With a long and celebrated historical connection to both Symphony Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University’s Department of Music, the Conservatory stands as a testament to the rich artistic heritage and vibrant culture of our city. Music lessons at the Conservatory are enjoyable for people at any level of skill.

The Conservatory has been a part of my life and dear to my heart for as long as I can remember. I studied ballet, piano and music theory here as a child, and it is such a thrill to return now to support our wonderful students and teachers as their Dean of Music.

Jennifer Farrell, Dean of Music, the Conservatory

I love attending the Summer Contemporary Vocal Summit each summer. It’s so much fun meeting people who love singing as much as I do and everyone is so accepting and supportive of one another.

Holly, Student, the Conservatory

My son started playing the violin for the first time last year, and within a month, he had learned the basics and started playing with enthusiastically. Thanks to Anna Wedlock’s careful and encouraging teaching, he enjoys the lessons. The conservatory is truly a one-stop for the getting into the musical experience.

Nnamdi Oboli, Parent

Anna (Wedlock) – I would like to thank you for you patience, focus and dedication to ensure Jordan has a professional and great music education. We have seen a lot of progress and he has gained a lot since he started out at the conservatory. You have kept his interest on, challenged him raising the bar each time, training him for his exams while making learning fun. He has gained lots of confidence from the recitals and is even able to participate in competitions/festivals. Am sure there’s no better place for anyone to have great music education.

Dominic Andrade, Parent

When the hallways fill with music and voice, there is magic in the air.

Lori, Parent

Singing classic swing tunes in a small ensemble with a very patient, supportive instructor. Non competitive atmosphere, lots of fun!

Monique, Singer in the Swingalong Vocal Ensemble

We offer small class sizes with a focus on individual attention, or private music lessons in voice, piano, strings, wind and brass instruments. Over 40 highly accomplished and qualified teachers create a positive and nurturing environment for students. Year round, the opportunities at the Conservatory are endless. Beyond our teachers, there is the potential for more support of talent through scholarships and bursaries for children, youth, and adult learners.

Come stroll through history in the halls of our heritage site home at 6199 Chebucto Road and join us in our rich celebration of the musical arts and learning in Nova Scotia!

Important Dates

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017
    Fri
    19
    May
    2017
  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    6:30 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall
  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    8:00 PM

    Please be sure to join us on June 8th and 9th at 8pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall for our fully staged musical production of SEUSSICAL starring the combined casts of our Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players. Now one of the most popular and performed shows in North America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favourite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination – Jojo." Tickets are available now at our Main Administration Desk!

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  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the Conservatory

    The Conservatory’s annual Convocation will be held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 PM in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall. It is at Convocation that Scholarships and Prizes are awarded, including the Association’s many awards. All members of the Association are invited to attend Convocation.

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