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Our Programs

See below to learn more about our programs - all of which were created to fulfill The Royal Conservatory's mission of Developing Human Potential.

  • The Glenn Gould School

    The Glenn Gould School was established by The Royal Conservatory in 1997 to provide gifted young musicians from Canada and around the world with unparalleled opportunities to prepare for successful careers as professional musicians.

    One of the few music schools in North America dedicated exclusively to performance, The Glenn Gould School had immediate success because of its visionary emphasis on the critical elements that compose a truly great music training institution: small classes, additional weekly studio time with internationally renowned faculty, and a comprehensive master class program that provides students with regular opportunities to perform with and learn from some of the greatest performers in the world. Over 125 master classes are offered at The Glenn Gould School each year, making this program one of the most extensive of any music school.

    Students of The Glenn Gould School come from virtually every Canadian province and from over a dozen countries around the world, including the United States, Russia, Germany, China, South Korea, and Chile.

    How You Can Help

    Individuals and corporations interested in supporting The Glenn Gould School can help our students and our reputation to flourish through a variety of giving options. Gifts can be directed toward such initiatives as:

    • Supporting a student with a scholarship or bursary
    • Supporting the master class program
    • Sponsoring a Glenn Gould School performance series or individual concert

    Learn more about The Glenn Gould School

  • The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists

    The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists was founded in 1991 to provide intensive training programs to talented young musicians ranging in age from nine to 18. The Academy’s goal is to prepare these gifted artists for advanced music studies at The Glenn Gould School or other leading training institutions.

    The Taylor Academy’s students represent Canada’s most promising young talent, and its disciplined programs aim to ensure their professional success on the world's great stages. The approximately 65 students enrolled in Academy programs each year are selected through an audition process, and come from all across Canada and countries around the world.

    How You Can Help

    There are many ways in which an individual or corporation seeking to support The Taylor Academy and its gifted students can help make a difference:

    • Support a student by establishing or contributing to an existing scholarship or bursary
    • Support the master class program
    • Sponsor an Academy Orchestra performance
    • Sponsor a Vocal Showcase
    • Support the acting program for young singers

    Learn more about The Taylor Academy.

  • The Royal Conservatory School

    The Royal Conservatory School offers the widest range of nonvocational music instruction programs of any comparable school in North America. The Conservatory School services students of all ages residing in the Greater Toronto Area. All courses are offered at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, as well as in the Lawrence Park area.

    The Conservatory School’s program offerings include six different focus areas, including a comprehensive instrument-based music program for youth ranging from three years old to high school age; an introductory music program for adults providing vocal and instrumental instruction; private music lessons for all ages; teacher training courses; and music-based outreach programs operating in high-needs communities.

    How You Can Help

    There are numerous ways in which individuals and corporations interested in supporting The Royal Conservatory School can help our students and programs continue to succeed. Gifts can be directed toward such initiatives as:

    • Establishing a bursary for a student facing financial constraints
    • Establishing a scholarship to support a gifted student
    • Sponsoring an outreach program or class for disadvantaged children or seniors
    • Sponsoring an early childhood education program such as Smart Start™, Head Start™, Smart Path, and March Break or summer camps

    Learn more about The Royal Conservatory School.

  • Performances

    The Royal Conservatory’s Performing Arts division was launched in September 2009 with the grand opening of the organization’s spectacular new performance venue, Koerner Hall. Housed within the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the 1,135-seat Koerner Hall boasts the perfect NC-1 acoustical rating and stunning visual aesthetics. It has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as a “temple of tone” and The Toronto Star as the “best concert venue in Toronto.”

    Always seeking to integrate performance and learning, highlights of past and current seasons include appearances by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma, internationally renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and the unparalleled Emerson String Quartet; a special jazz series dedicated to legendary Canadian jazz pianist and Conservatory alumnus Oscar Peterson; a presentation by famed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin revealing the powerful connection between music and the brain; and performances by the gifted musicians and vocalists of The Glenn Gould School, The Conservatory’s professional training division.

    How You Can Help

    Individuals and corporations interested in supporting The Royal Conservatory’s Performing Arts division can help us to deliver exciting seasons, series, and performances by becoming a sponsor. Tailored sponsorship packages provide ample and highly visible marketing benefits and hosting opportunities.

    Learn more about Performing Arts

  • Learning Through the Arts® (LTTA)

    Learning Through the Arts® (LTTA) is a school-based innovation of The Royal Conservatory developed in 1994 as a way to address the growing research supporting the positive impact of the arts and differentiated instruction on students, as well as the vital need to assist teachers in cultivating new methodologies to engage all learning types. LTTA has since grown to become one of the largest full-school interventions in the world, successfully delivering intellectual, emotional, and physical benefits to over 100,000 children each year in more than 400 schools across Canada, as well as 12 countries around the globe. Approximately 20,000 teachers access LTTA materials online annually, and curricula have been delivered to more than 15,800 Canadian classrooms using the LTTA methodology since the program’s inception.

    How You Can Help

    You can play a key role in helping us reach as many children, youth, and adults as possible through our innovative Learning Through the Arts program. Gifts can be used to:

    • Support a class or a school
    • Support a teacher institute or artist certification program
    • Support programs for aboriginal students
    • Support at-risk youth
    • Support Living Through the Arts® programs

    Learn more about Learning Through the Arts