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.

Notes & News


Special Programs


Upcoming Concerts

Conservatory student wins world speech competition! Our congratulations go to Imaan Kherani for her first place finish at the 2015 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Hong Kong. Read more in the Calgary Herald


Conservatory piano students take top honours at the Calgary Civic Symphony's C3 Concerto Competition:

Peter Wang and Nicholas Kwan, both students of Dale Jackson and our Senior Academy program, were winners in the competition and each played in performances with the Civic Symphony this past April. Both students also have been invited by Rolf Bertsch to play with the Calgary Civic Symphony again this coming Dec.

Wang also scored a 94 percent on his ARCT Piano Performance exam in April, an outstanding achievement! Jackson is justifiably proud of his students' accomplishments, saying "During my 30 years as president of the Calgary Concerto Competition,
over 95 percent of the winners have been Academy Students. ... this speaks highly for the Academy."


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


Custom Workshops & Clinics


Summer is coming:
Registration for the Conservatory's 2015 summer programs opens April 1


Coming 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


May 24, 2015
Calgary Youth Orchestra
Concerto Concert

May 30, 2015
MR Kantorei presents
The Mozart Requiem

Announcing Wyatt 2015/2016

2015-2016 Wyatt Concert 1

Not your 'classic' classical music seriesWyatt 2015-2016 presents the world's edgiest young superstars and an all-new concert experience you won't want to miss. Tickets now on sale: 403.440.7770.


and the Bella Concert Hall Opening Festival, Sept. 19 – Oct. 3, 2015!

Bella Opening Festival C1

Experience the spectacular Bella Concert Hall with four incredible concerts, starting with "Bella Voce", an opera gala with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and international stars Sally Dibblee, Andrea Hill and Gordon Geitz, under the baton of Roberto Minczuk. Tickets now on sale: 403.440.7770.

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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.