Celebrate MRU Conservatory's gift of music for Calgary school

The Georges P. Vanier music program is celebrating the holiday season on a high note thanks to a donation of 18 carefully refurbished instruments from the Mount Royal University Conservatory and its partners.

The Conservatory is donating 14 violins, two cellos and two violas to the school's music program. The instruments were brought back to top-notch condition by V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd., who replaced almost all the bows and many of the cases resulting in brand-new looking, beautiful instruments for students to learn on and enjoy.



The Rozsa Foundation provided $4,200 in repairs to the instruments. Vickie Hill, president of V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd., donated more than $2,000 worth of parts, cases and labour.

"We would like to thank the Rozsa Foundation and V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd. for contributing to the culture of our community with the gift of music," said Brad Mahon, Director of Mount Royal University Conservatory.

"We're looking forward to collaborating with George P. Vanier School and the Calgary Board of Education as we work together to extend the reach of performing arts education."

Dec. 13, 2017

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