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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the hallways fill with music and voice, there is magic in the air.
Singing classic swing tunes in a small ensemble with a very patient, supportive instructor. Non competitive atmosphere, lots of fun!
We offer small class sizes with a focus on individual attention, or private instruction 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 in Nova Scotia!
Mon15May2017Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
Thu18May20176:30 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall
Thu08Jun2017Fri09Jun20178:00 PMShow details
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!
Sun11Jun20172:00 PMLilian Piercey Concert Hall, the ConservatoryShow details
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.