Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts now on campus

Norine Harty, Executive Director of The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts

Norine Harty, Executive Director of The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is now tucked into ten new studios in Bryce Hall in the heart of The University of Winnipeg’s campus, bringing an additional 500 music students to downtown Winnipeg. The move also marks the beginning of a new relationship with UWinnipeg’s high school on campus – The Collegiate – as students have a dedicated music studio within the new space. Collegiate students will also have access to free workshops, individual lessons and discounts on theory courses and master classes.

The MCMA is Manitoba’s premier music education facility. “We are a musical community, and like UWinnipeg, we are dedicated to serving the broader community, so this is a fantastic fit for us and our students,” said Norine Harty, Executive Director of MCMA. In addition to its 500 students, six employees and more than 50 contractual instructors with MCMA are now operating out of Bryce Hall.

The Collegiate studio space in Bryce Hall

The Collegiate studio space in Bryce Hall

The MCMA students range from toddlers to seniors who take private or group lessons on all orchestral instruments, as well as guitar, voice, piano, accordion, and drums. The MCMA strives to build a community where music is accessible to all people, no matter their age, skill level, or financial means.

Beginning this September, UWinnipeg’s Collegiate is offering an instrumental band program (senior and junior bands) and a choral program in partnership with teachers of the MCMA. A jazz dance program is also being offered along with established courses in art, drama, extra-curricular dance and creative writing on campus.  Other performance arts, such as additional form of dance and musical theatre are planned for the future, as are opportunities for Collegiate students to earn credit hours in a music course at the undergraduate level.

 

Contact information for the The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts:
204.943.6090
info@mcma.ca
www.mcma.ca

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MEDIA CONTACT

Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

 

 

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