Course description

Conservatory Sinfonia is an award-winning ensemble for advanced string players ages 12 to 16. This orchestra performs music from professional repertoire and a high degree of commitment is expected. In addition to weekly rehearsals, players participate in an annual workshop with a guest conductor. Formerly known as Conservatory Strings, the ensemble has produced two CDs and have been recorded by the CBC. Conservatory Sinfonia prepares young musicians for future participation in the Calgary Youth Orchestra. 

- Ages 12 - 16 

- Players in Conservatory Sinfonia should be playing at an advanced level 

- Student must be able to read music. Sight reading is a regular component of rehearsals 


Please note that an audition is required before registering for this ensemble. Audition information is below.

For more information, please contact orchestras@mtroyal.ca

This course is not currently open for registration. If you have any questions, please contact us at ceregservices@mtroyal.ca.

Auditions Information

Auditions for the 2024-2025 season are now open! Auditions will determine the ensemble placement for students as well as seating assignments based on age, ability, and experience. These decisions will be made by the panel and all decisions are final. Please ensure that you select repertoire and a scale which showcases your capabilities and current level. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Please read carefully below as there is important information.

All applicants must fill out the MRU Orchestras Audition Form and select a live audition time or submit a pre-recorded video audition as outlined in the audition requirements linked below. Auditions will take place between June 4 and June 13, 2024*. Please make sure to read all the information carefully and be sure you are aware of the audition requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding auditions, please contact Audition Assistant Aine Kay Sison at asiso421@mtroyal.ca for assistance.

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