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

Now Hiring a Dean of Music

Job Summary: The Conservatory welcomes applications for the position of Dean of Music. The Dean is the academic and administrative officer for the School of Music, providing strategic leadership & vision, planning, and management. This position oversees programs, budgets and a faculty consisting of independent contractors.

Individuals interested in this position please assess the full job description and here

Mandatory Masks as of Friday, July 31st

The Conservatory is committed to providing a safe environment, following the Public Health Order and the COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings and the arts sectors of NS. All protocols will be strictly enforced regarding implementation of the health policies as laid out by Public Health and the Communicable Disease and Prevention protocols. 

To read the full list of plans and procedures, click here

Upcoming Events

Music in the Open Air

We’re Having an Outdoor Concert at the Conservatory!

Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm
(Rain Date: Wednesday August 5th, 7pm)

Featuring works by Handel, Mozart, Tartini, Bartòk, and more! We will be providing a number of chairs but feel free to bring your own lounging chairs and picnic baskets! 

Performed by members of the

MCPA Faculty of Music

A short concert to share our music with our MCPA community

Music & Dance Classes Halifax

Summer Dance Camps

Open Ballet
August 5th – 31st | Ages: 16 – 18+

Adult Absolute Beginner Ballet
August 5th – 31st | Ages: 16 – 18+

August 5th – 31st | Ages: 12 – 18+

Summer Ballet Intensive
Aug 17 – 28 | Ages: 12 – 18+ 

Learn more by clicking here