Mount Royal Conservatory: We have a place for you
At the Mount Royal University Conservatory, we believe that the human spirit achieves its truest expression and deepest fulfillment through the arts.
We have played a pivotal role in Calgary’s performing arts scene since 1911, enabling people of all ages and abilities to take part in the performing arts. No other performing arts organization has the history or serves as large and diverse a community. Now the largest institution of our kind in Canada, we are unique in the breadth and scope of our programming.
Our mission is to nurture the artistic potential in everyone, and identify and train the great artists of tomorrow. We teach more than 4,000 students every year and welcome tens of thousands of others from our community to our festivals, concerts and special events.
Sept. 19 to Oct. 3, 2015: Experience the spectacular, with four incredible performances in the phenomenal new Bella Concert Hall! Presenting sponsor: United Active Living Inc.
The sold-out lead concert Sept. 19 offered a "stellar opening night for Bella" [Calgary Herald]
A sincere thank you to our appreciative audiences, our presenting sponsor, concert sponsors and co-presenters, and our many donors and supporters — you have all helped make our opening festival a great success.
Artist in Residence
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, internationally acclaimed violinist, with Peter Longworth, piano, Oct. 26, 2015, 7:30 pm: Favourite works by Debussy, Brahms, Tang and Saint-Saëns, and a special sneak preview of Incendio, written by best-selling author Tess Gerritson for her new book, Playing With Fire.
MRU's Calgary Youth Orchestra in concert: Under director Edmond Agopian, the CYO commences its performance season in the Bella Concert Hall with "Northern Soul", Nov. 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Special guest, pianist Konstantin Shamray will join the CYO to perform Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.
Notes & News
In the Media
Mount Royal Conservatory's new facilities in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts are now open. Our new main reception is on Ground Level, accessed directly from the east side of our new building. See our new facilities floor plans and parking information PDF.
New Mount Royal Conservatory 2015 Calendar
North America's first Suzuki Trumpet Program, for ages 3-10
Summer is coming:
New this fall:
Mount Royal Conservatory in the news:
MRU launches new Popular Music program
Fine-tuning the Bella Concert Hall
Putting the new Bella Concert Hall to the test
What to expect from Popular Music at MRU
Steady with the Steinway! Mount Royal University piano move underway
Priceless piano gets a new home
How do you move a $250,000 piano?
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If your child attends programs that contribute to his or her development, you may be eligible for the Children's Arts Tax Credit for eligible expenses of up to $500 per taxation year for children under 16. Please refer to the Government of Canada website.