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The Conservatory Circle

The Conservatory Circle

Curated Events and Enriching Experiences 

Enjoy exclusive access to the music you love

The Conservatory Circle is an exclusive donor group which introduces its members to some of today’s most celebrated performers and those at the forefront of the music scene through a series of carefully curated events. The Conservatory Circle offers insight into musicianship and the thinking behind the playing. It explores all genres of music and is sure to deepen your appreciation and enjoyment in meaningful ways.

As a member of The Conservatory Circle, you will experience all of this while socializing with friends and fellow visionary patrons committed to The Royal Conservatory’s mission.

Your membership supports The Royal Conservatory’s wide range of impactful programs

Your membership in The Conservatory Circle helps us to deliver the Conservatory’s renowned method of music study to millions, develop the great artists of tomorrow at The Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy, present today’s leading artists in magnificent Koerner Hall, and provide transformative arts-based programs in communities across the country.

For more information, please contact the  Conservatory Circle Manager

Download The Conservatory Circle Brochure

Mervon Mehta and John Pizzarelli

Adrianne Pieczonka

Mervon Mehta and John Pizzarelli

Heather Bambrick

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Jim Anagnoson and Barry Shiffman

Mayumi Seiler

Become a member today 

 In recognition of your gift through The Conservatory Circle, you are invited to enjoy the following core membership benefits: 

  • Invitations to a minimum of four exclusive events that feature cocktail receptions followed by inspiring talks and performances by today’s leading talents 
  • Invitation to The Royal Conservatory’s annual Concert Season Launch Announcement  
  • Access to The Royal Conservatory concert tickets before they go on sale to the public   
  • Two complimentary tickets to The Glenn Gould School Spring Opera  
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Royal Conservatory Orchestra concert    
  • Two complimentary tickets to the dessert reception and performance portion of the “Royal Occasion” event in Koerner Hall   
  • Invitations to select master classes   
  • A 10% discount on group classes and music appreciation courses   
  • Acknowledgement in donor listings, including Koerner Hall concert programs   
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount according to CRA guidelines   

We are grateful to our volunteer Committee for their hard work, generosity, and dedication to supporting The Royal Conservatory: 

Heather Jessiman, Chair  
Liz Clare  
Phil Gold  
Susan Rose 

Please mark your calendars and join us as we embark on a fantastic season of Conservatory Circle events at the RCM.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | Harmonies of Remembrance
Jeremy Eichler, esteemed music critic of The Boston Globe and author of Time’s Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance discusses this remarkable new work with Simon Wynberg, Artistic Director of the ARC Ensemble. The evening concludes with a special performance of “Louange à l’éternité de Jésus” (“Praise to the Eternity of Jesus”) of Olivier Messiaen with members of the ARC Ensemble.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | New Leadership Unveiled: Ben Heppner in Conversation with Alexander Brose
Meet the RCM’s President and CEO Designate, Alexander Brose, in conversation with renowned Canadian tenor and broadcaster, Ben Heppner. An exclusive insight into the unique perspective on Mr. Brose’s vision for the future of the RCM, and the promise of an exciting era ahead.

Monday, February 12, 2024 | Asia’s Classical Music Legacy: Past, Present, and Future
Coinciding with the joyous celebration of the Lunar New Year, we delve into the historical context and evolution of classical music in Asia, acknowledging the rich tapestry of its past, while looking forward to a promising future. This event will provide a captivating exploration of the profound impact that Asian musicians - including icons like Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, and Seong-Jin Cho - have had on the global classical music scene.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | Daniel Hope: A Prelude To Celtic Dreams
Join Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, in a captivating conversation with the world-renowned violinist, Daniel Hope. This intimate discussion offers a glimpse into the artistry and creativity that will define Daniel’s “Celtic Dreams” concert in Koerner Hall later that evening, and the inspirations behind his recent TV documentary, Celtic Dreams - Daniel Hope’s Hidden Irish History.
Please note: tickets are required for Daniel Hope’s concert following this event at 8pm in Koerner Hall. A limited number of seats have been placed on hold for Conservatory Circle members. Please contact us in advance to purchase your concert tickets.

For more information, please contact 416.408.2824 x457 or [email protected]

Please note:

  • Complimentary tickets to RCO / GGS Opera, Master Classes, and the performance portion of the Royal Occasion are subject to availability and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Conservatory Circle member privileges are extended to one donor household (maximum two people) or to a donor and their guest (maximum two people) for one full calendar year from the date of their gift.
  • Event invitations are non-transferable. We welcome guests of members, subject to capacity and advance registration.
  • Your Conservatory Circle membership includes annual benefits and advantages, the value of which must be deducted from your gift to determine the eligible amount. Accordingly, and in line with Canada Revenue Agency regulations, your receipt reflects a nominal deduction.
  • *Subject to availability of musicians. Within the Greater Toronto Area only.