2022 Covid Protocols

We are open for one-on-one in-person lessons (please check with your instructor). Dance classes will resume on January 10th both in-person and online. In-person ensembles, orchestras and classes will start on January 17th. Online classes start according to their regular schedule – please check with your instructor.
Kindermusik term II starts January 31st.

Proof of vaccination is required for participation in lessons and classes, or to attend events. Wearing masks is required, except during an activity that makes it difficult to wear a mask.

Please check back for updates or changes.

Annual General Meeting

Our Public Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 23rd at 7pm. The Conservatory will present its annual report about the organization's performance and strategy to all stakeholders. To receive our zoom invitation, please register here.
Our students receive a quality education designed to inspire a lifelong interest in the arts, whether for their personal enjoyment or a professional career.

At the Conservatory of Performing Arts

Exemplary music & dance classes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Maritime Conservatory has been setting the standard for quality education in music and dance for over 130 years. Here individuals of all ages can further their love of dance and music under the guidance of skilled faculty members in a progressive learning environment tailored to match each student’s unique goals.

Located in the heart of the Halifax Peninsula, our studios are steeped in Maritime history, providing the perfect backdrop for artistic and creative growth. We invite you to explore the exciting programming and opportunities at Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Conservatory is committed to inclusion and equal opportunity and believes that diversity is an essential part of our community. As such, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students.

Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Inspiring the Future. music & dance classes in Halifax

School of Dance

Since 1947 the Conservatory School of Dance has been providing exceptional dance education with a focus on classical ballet. We also offer a highly respected post-secondary Teacher Training Diploma Program and full time Professional Ballet Program.

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.  We stands as a testament to the rich artistic heritage and vibrant culture of our city. 

Conservatory News & Events

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts recruits new Director to lead into a bright future.

The Maritime Conservatory Board of Governors would like to  welcome Simon Robinson to the Conservatory as our new Director.

The Conservatory has had a long tradition of notable leaders going back to the 1880s and our first Director, Charles Henry Porter (1856 – 1929). These have been the people that the world has seen as the face of our institution, they have been the individuals that our faculty and staff have looked to for inspiration, and they are the ones that the Board of Governors have entrusted with the ongoing viability of the Conservatory.

We are confident that Simon will add to our reputation as a nationally recognized cultural institution and as a hub for the performing arts in Atlantic Canada.

Click here to read the full press release.