• Presentation MRU
    Presentation MRU
    February 29 and March 1, 2020


Calgary's non-competative speech & drama festival, and the Elizabeth Parnham Storytelling Celebration*


Presentation MRU is an excellent opportunity for beginners and advbanced students to develop their skills. Our adjudicators are  of the highest caliber, providing a positive learning environment and valuable feeback for all students. Presentation MRU is open to all speech arts and drama students in Calgary

Welcome to Presenation MRU: Important Information for Teachers and Students

Elizabeth Parnham Memorial Scholarship: Celebrating the Legacy of Elizabeth Parnham

Presenation MRU offers classes to suit all interests and ages! 

Presenation MRU Solo Class

  • Concert
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Mime
  • Narrative/Dramatic Poetry
  • Prose
  • Public Speaking
  • Shakespeare Scene
  • Solo Scene
  • Sonnet
  • Sonnet Sequence 
  • Storytelling

Presenation MRU Group Classes

  • Duologue
  • Readers Theatre
  • Ensemble

Elizabeth Parnham Storytelling Celebration Classes*

  • Elizabeth Parnham Storytelling Celebration

*The Elizabeth Parnham Storytelling Celebration class is held in conjunction with Presenation MRU and celebrates the life and legacy of former Conservatory speech instructor and program coodinator, Elizabeth Parnham.

Registration in the Elizabeth Parnham Storytelling Celebration is limited to Speech & Drama students of the MRU Conservatory  (including Speech & Drama students of MRU Conservatory Off-Campus Instructors).

Up to four scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to outstanding storytellers, based on adjudicator recommendation. 

See the 2020 Presenation MRU Syllabus for a listing of all classes.

Please note: Performers will be scheduled according to the following age groups:

  • Primary: 8 years and under
  • Junior: 9 - 11 years
  • Intermediate: 12 - 14 years
  • Senior: 15 yrs & up

The festival schedule will be emailed to teachers February 3rd, 2020. 


  • Solo Classes: $20 per class
  • Group Classes: $10 per person per class

To download the presentation MRU registration forms in .pdf format, click on the desired form link below:

2020 Solo Class Registration

2020 Group Registration Form

A special request space is included on the registration form -- although preferences for dates and times will be considered, we cannot guarantee approval for these requests. 

Registration and PaymentRegistration Period: Monday, November 18 to Monday, December 16th

Students need not make a decision regarding the exact pieces they will be performing but must register in a specific class. This registration time is to facilitate programming and to provide the schedule information for teachers and students in a timely manner.

Registration may be made at the Conservatory Reception desk in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.

Registration may also be made by phone by calling 403.440.6821. Phone registrations must be acompanied by email or fax of the registration form(s):

Registrations will not be accepted fater the closing date. 

For further information on Speech Arts and Drama courses, contact the Conservatory at 403.440.6821

*Heavy call volumes may be experienced when the registration period first opens.


For new students, you will need create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!