Conservatory Faculty

Grant Paterson

Grant Paterson


Speech Arts & Drama Faculty, Theatre Diploma Program Faculty,
Credit Speech Faculty

Grant Paterson is a well-known teacher, actor, adjudicator, and examiner. He teaches theatre and speech at Mount Royal University, and co-directs Mount Royal Conservatory’s Young Shakespeare Company.

Mr. Paterson holds Associate Diplomas (Gold Medal) in Speech Arts and Drama from Mount Royal College and from The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto. He is a Fellow of Trinity College of Music London. He also holds a Professional Acting Diploma from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies from the University of Calgary. His teachers have included Patsy Rodenburg, Sheila Moriarty, Francis Thomas, and Leona Paterson.

Mr. Paterson has adjudicated many festivals throughout Canada, including the Canadian National Festival, and has given numerous workshops on topics such as Public Speaking, Voice and Speech, and Text and Voice. He is a senior examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has contributed to publications of the RCM including the Speech Arts and Drama Syllabus, 2010 Edition.

As an actor, Mr. Paterson has many performance and acting credits. His play, Rhyme Rustler: The Ballad of Robert Service, had two triumphant seasons at Calgary’s Vertigo Theatre, and is now touring the country.