About the School of Music

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. Offering programs year round, the School of Music is proud to highlight its small class sizes with a focus on individual attention in a positive and nurturing environment. The School of Music offers opportunities for all ages and supports talent through scholarships and bursaries.

In Performance

The School of Music showcases its students and ensembles several times each year. General recitals are held in November, February, and April at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, featuring all age ranges of our intergenerational student community. Community performances are also hosted in venues such as the Halifax Central Library and Northwood Care Facility, providing ample opportunity for live performance experience.