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    Fall 2020
    Program Updates

Fall 2020 Program Updates


We continue to work through the impacts to the Conservatory given Mount Royal University will deliver instruction and services primarily using alternative delivery in Fall 2020, with limited exceptions. 

While the provincial government releases new guidelines that support the relaunch strategy and allows for some performing arts activity, we must balance these guidelines with the wider range of restrictions and guidelines for all post-secondary institutions. 

Please note that if circumstances change during the fall term such that we can return to in-person instruction, we will be able to do so quickly. Mount Royal and the Conservatory remain committed to returning to in-person instruction as soon as it is safe and viable to do so. We encourage you to check this page frequently for program-specific updates.

Changes to instruction at the Conservatory for the Fall 2020 semester are as follows:


Private Lessons

Private lessons for music, voice and speech arts will continue online throughout the fall months. Learn more about online lessons.


Group Lessons

Early childhood group classes scheduled for September are postponed until February 2021. Group Speech Arts & Drama classes will continue online. If any other group classes are able to transition online, we will update our website and contact affected students directly. 


Academy & Advanced Performance Program

We are planning for the Academy and Advanced Performance Program to start in October with various aspects of the program being phased in if in-person instruction is able to resume. We will keep you updated.


Ensembles, Choirs & Orchestras

Most ensemble, choral and orchestra programs are postponed until January 2021For ensembles that have already transitioned online, they will continue virtually. If any other ensemble programs are able to transition online this fall, the instructor will contact you directly. 


Fall Credits

Fall credits issued for cancelled Winter 2020 programs and lessons will be valid through Winter 2021.


Kindly note that the decision to postpone select programs is because we are unable to transition them online. If you are currently taking lessons with the Conservatory online, you can expect that they will continue in that format. Please feel welcome to email conservatory@mtroyal.ca with any questions or concerns. As always, thank you for your continued support of the Conservatory!




Talk to us

If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you! At the moment, the best way to get in touch is to email conservatory@mtroyal.ca.