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The Royal Conservatory

Human Potential

The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. For more than 130 years, The Royal Conservatory has translated the latest thinking about creativity into inspiring programs benefiting millions of individuals around the world. Our mission – to develop human potential – is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity's greatest means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion.

The Royal Conservatory of Music
Advancing the transformative effect of music lies at the
heart of everything we do.
Dr. Peter Simon
The Royal Conservatory of Music - Koerner Hall

Our Alumni

Oscar Peterson: Grammy and Juno Award-winning pianist and composer
Sarah McLachlan: Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter
Teresa Stratas: Grammy Award-winning opera singer
Sir Roger Norrington : Internationally celebrated conductor
Diana Krall: Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz singer and pianist
Angela Hewitt: Award-winning classical pianist
Jon Vickers: Internationally acclaimed tenor
Glenn Gould: Legendary pianist, composer, writer, and broadcaster
David Foster: Academy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musician and producer

Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki: Award-Winning RCM Alumnus

Hailed by The New York Times as “a pianist who makes every note count”, Royal Conservatory alumnus Jan Lisiecki began playing piano at the age of five in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He would make his orchestral debut just four years later, all the while rebuffing the label of ‘child prodigy’.

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A Place of Inspiration

The Royal Conservatory provides the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification and arts-based social programs. Since 2009, the RCM has also been one of the great centres in the world for performing arts, inspiring audiences through performances in Koerner Hall – recognized for its breathtaking acoustics and beautiful architecture. In 2019, we celebrate 10 amazing years of the "Temple of Tone".

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