The Mount Royal Conservatory offers a broad range of credit-free, personal development and general interest courses in all area of music, speech arts and drama instruction for people of all ages and levels of development.
For more information about our credit-free music instruction programs, check the individual listings below or contact the Conservatory at 403.440.6821.
Available in all areas of music, speech arts and drama education. To register for private lessons, complete the online lesson placement request form.
|Academy for gifted youth||An enrichment program for gifted young musicians; in the disciplines of piano, strings, winds and brass, guitar and voice.|
|Advanced performance program||A credit-free program, providing advanced level musicians an opportunity to focus intensively on performance studies in a highly inspiring atmosphere.|
Available in many areas of music and speech arts
|Festivals, Workshops and Symposiums|
Annual and biennial events hosted by the Conservatory and our outstanding faculty
|Choirs and Vocal Ensembles||Come sing with us! From private lessons to group classes, choirs and vocal ensembles, we have a program for every voice.|
|Orchestras and Instrumental Ensembles||The Conservatory hosts many performance ensembles: choirs, orchestras and performing groups who, in addition to weekly rehearsals, host regular recitals and perform in the community.|
New programs for 2012/2013
|The Beatles - It was 50 years ago today||The Beatles captured our attention and drove the phenomenon known as the British Invasion, changing music forever.|
|Elasticus: Contemporary Music Ensemble||An ensemble which explores the rich tradition of experimental music written since the 1960s by composers such as Robert Ashley, Gavin Bryars, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Giacinto Scelsi & John White.|
|Mount Royal Harp Ensemble||Comprised of young harpists from the Calgary area, the MRU Harp Ensemble provides an exceptional opportunity to interact with fellow students, learning about aspects of harp playing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.|
|Purcell Early Music Ensemble||The Purcell Early Music Ensemble is a community-based music group that focuses on an Historically Informed Performance approach to pre-19th century repertoire.|
|Adult Violin Class||An intimate group class that will focus on violin basics/beginnings exclusive to adult learners. The six week module will comprise weekly, one-hour classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings (7 p.m.).|
The group environment allows for peer support and camaraderie, while the small class size allows for individual attention. Tuition for the six-week module is $120.