The Conservatory

Mount Royal Conservatory: We have a place for you

At the Mount Royal University Conservatory, we believe that the human spirit achieves its truest expression and deepest fulfillment through the arts.

We have played a pivotal role in Calgary’s performing arts scene since 1911, enabling people of all ages and abilities to take part in the performing arts. No other performing arts organization has the history or serves as large and diverse a community. Now the largest institution of our kind in Canada, we are unique in the breadth and scope of our programming.

Our mission is to nurture the artistic potential in everyone, and identify and train the great artists of tomorrow. We teach more than 4,000 students every year and welcome tens of thousands of others from our community to our festivals, concerts and special events.

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Mount Royal Conservatory's new facilities in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts are now open. Our new main reception is on Ground Level, accessed directly from the east side of our new building. See our new facilities floor plans and parking information PDF.

Northern Soul: The CYO in Concert

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MRU's Calgary Youth Orchestra in concert: Under director Edmond Agopian, the CYO commences its performance season in the Bella Concert Hall with "Northern Soul", Nov. 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Special guest, pianist Konstantin Shamray will join the CYO to perform Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.

Tickets now on sale


North America's first Suzuki Trumpet Program, for ages 3-10


Custom Workshops & Clinics


New this fall:
New classes in songwriting, rock, country, R&B, music industry business, the history of popular music, plus
rock bands, rock orchestra and more. Details


Mount Royal Conservatory in the news:

MRU launches new Popular Music program
Global News, Sept. 10, 2015

Fine-tuning the Bella Concert Hall
Global National News, June 28, 2015

Putting the new Bella Concert Hall to the test
Global News, June 25, 2015

What to expect from Popular Music at MRU
Global Weekend Morning News, Calgary, June 27, 2015

Steady with the Steinway! Mount Royal University piano move underway
Global News, June 17, 2015

Priceless piano gets a new home
Calgary Herald, June 17, 2015

How do you move a $250,000 piano?
CTV News, June 17, 2015

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If your child attends programs that contribute to his or her development, you may be eligible for the Children's Arts Tax Credit for eligible expenses of up to $500 per taxation year for children under 16. Please refer to the Government of Canada website.