Who We Are
We are a not-for-profit, federally incorporated educational institution of professional musicians and volunteers that serves its clients through programs of study, training, examination, recognition and performance.
Our Mission Statement
Conservatory Canada promotes achievement in music through a comprehensive program of study, evaluation and recognition for teachers and students. Our aim is to foster the development of musical talent and potential.
- We are committed to outstanding service, through caring, prompt and supportive individual attention.
- We treat all teachers, students and examiners with respect.
- We uphold ethical and fair treatment in all endeavors.
- We strive to make every examination a positive experience.
- We champion the recognition and celebration of achievement.
- We embrace progressive change, appropriate to the overall needs of our constituents.
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Conservatory Canada's roots go back to 1891, when the London Conservatory was first founded. In 1910, the London Conservatory became affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and it became an examining Board. In 1915 that affiliation was dissolved, and in 1919 the Institute of Music Arts was founded (as a teaching institution). In 1922, the London Conservatory and Institute of Musical Arts amalgamated and existed until 1934, when they were incorporated under the name Western Ontario Conservatory of Music. The reach became truly national in 1997 through a merger with The Western Board of Music (established in 1934, serving all of western Canada, and based in Edmonton, Alberta).