New Covid Protocols

The Maritime Conservatory is following all Nova Scotia Public Health Guidelines.
As of the start of the school year we are open for in person lessons for music, dance, ensembles, orchestras, recitals, and rehearsals with a limit of 25 people per room. We are operating at maximum capacity possible with public health measures like social distancing according to the size of our studios and class rooms.

Wearing masks is required, except during an activity that makes it difficult to wear a mask.

Please stay tuned for upcoming changes for phase 5 of Nova Scotia’s Reopening plan.

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

Ms. Janet Bradbury Appointed Dean of Dance

The MCPA Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Ms. Janet Bradbury has been appointed as  Dean of Dance.
Janet’s early training in ballet was here in Nova Scotia, followed by studies and performance experience in the UK and US. She began teaching at the Maritime Conservatory in 1995 as a student in the Teacher Training Diploma, and upon graduating in 1996 joined the Dance Faculty at The Conservatory. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (Teacher Training Certificate 1996, Teaching Diploma 1998), a Licentiate with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in Ballet and Stage, and Examiner of Classical Ballet. Janet is also a licensed Silver Swans® Ballet instructor. Teaching all ages and levels for over 25 years, Janet has trained students from Pre-School to Solo Seal.

Ms. Sibylle Marquardt Appointed Dean of Music

The MCPA Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Ms. Sibylle Marquardt has been appointed as the new Dean of Music. After a rigorous selection process,  Ms. Marquardt was chosen from a field of nearly 30 applicants from across North America.

A native of Germany, Sibylle Marquardt moved to Canada in 1997. As a professional flutist Ms. Marquardt’s orchestral career began at the early age of 23 with orchestras such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and she continues to perform and tour regularly with Trio d’Argento and the Argento Collective. In 1998 she joined the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music, came to the Maritime Conservatory in 2018, is a member of the College of Examiners and a sought after adjudicator at music festivals. With her diverse portfolio as an arts manager, Ms.Marquardt continues to work towards promoting the value of arts education and its impact on communities.

About Sibylle Marquardt