Music 2017-08-24T18:39:36+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

Upcoming events:

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    Tue
    02
    Jan
    2018

    Winter Break: Office & Campus Closed

  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2018

    Classes resume for Music & Dance

  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018

    Kindermusik Term 2 Begins

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    MCPA Theory Exams

    1:00 PM
  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Contemporary Dance Presentation

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Conservatory Winter Music Exams

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Deadline to withdraw from Dance classes

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018

    Vivid Vocal Ensemble Concert

    7:30 PM
  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    Swingalong Vocal Ensemble Concert

    7:30 PM
  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018
    Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Music and Dance Term 2 Begins

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Broadway Company Players 1st Semester Production

    8:00 PM
  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018

    Broadway Company Players Musical Auditions

    4:00 PM
  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Adult Winter General Recital

    8:00 PM
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Broadway Company Players Snow Date for 1st Semester Production

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Junior Winter General Recitals

    1:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018

    Senior Winter General Recitals

    2:00pm & 3:30pm
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Pre-grade 1 Winter General Recitals

    1:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2018

    Outreach Concert at Central Library

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    Heritage Day: Campus Open 12-9pm School of Dance classes running from 12 onward

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    MUN Music Auditions and Workshops

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Brass & Woodwind Divisions Chamber Music Day

  • Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018
    Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018

    Dance - Joint project with NSYO

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    School of Dance Parent Observation Week - All Dance Classes

  • Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    School of Dance - Beatrix Potter Children's Production

  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018

    Spring Break: Campus Open

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Spring Music Exams application deadline

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Auditioned Student Awards application deadline

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    Good Friday: Campus Closed

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Easter Saturday: All Dance classes running

  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018

    Easter Sunday: Campus Closed

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018

    Easter Monday: Campus Open 12-9 School of Dance classes running from 12-9

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018

    Teachers' Professional Development Fellowship Applications Due for Summer Programs

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Adult Spring General Recital

    8:00 PM
  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Junior Spring General Recitals

    1:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Senior Spring General Recitals

    2:00pm & 3:30pm
  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2018

    Music & Dance Student Award Auditions, Day 1

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    Music Student Award Auditions, Days 2 & 3

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Kindermusik Year End Celebration

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    MCPA Theory Exams: Levels preparatory to 5

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2018

    Kindermusik Spring Adventure Classes Begin

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2018
    Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    Spring Music Exams

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Non-Auditioned Awards application deadline

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Teachers' Professional Development Fellowship applications due for Fall programs

  • Mon
    21
    May
    2018

    Victoria Day: Campus Open 12-9, School of Dance classes running from 12-9

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Birks Cup Concert for Student Music Ensembles

    6:00 PM
  • Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018

    School of Dance Final Recitals @ Spatz Theatre

    1:00pm & 4:00pm
  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018

    Dance Certificates & Awards night

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    Broadway Company Players 2nd Semester Show #1

    8:00 PM
  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    School of Dance Picture Day

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Broadway Company Players 2nd Semester Show #2

    8:00 PM
  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018

    Music and Dance Term 2 Ends

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018

    Convocation

    6:00 PM