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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 Manager of Annual Giving.
 

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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   

Orchestra Level ($2,000 - $4,999 )

An Orchestra level member receives all the core benefits of The Conservatory Circle program. 

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Principal Level ($5,000 - $9,999 )

Core benefits, plus  

  • Personalized ticketing services including free ticket exchange privileges  ​
  • An invitation to an additional, salon-style event   ​
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Concertmaster Level ($10,000 - $24,999)

All of the benefits of the Principal level, plus  

  • A backstage tour led by a senior Royal Conservatory staff member  
  • ​A complimentary, private performance by a Royal Conservatory student or student group in your home*   

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Conductor Level ($25,000 and above )

All of the benefits of the Concertmaster level, plus   

  • Lunch or dinner with a senior member of Royal Conservatory faculty, staff, or board of directors   

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021  

Conservatory Circle event guests
Worship, Protest & Ritual: The Roots of Afrocentric Choral Music  
Host: James Anagnoson, Dean, The Glenn Gould School
Special Guest: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale 

Maestro Blyden-Taylor will describe his experiences, successes, and learnings leading a group of culturally diverse, classically trained vocalists through the wide-ranging world of Afrocentric choral music.

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 
Wanda Ho 
Rayla Myhal
Susan Rose

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.