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Welcome to the Algoma Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music school affiliated with Algoma University. Established in 1971, Sault Ste. Marie has become home to one of the largest and finest music schools in Ontario. From our professional violinists, singers, flutists, guitarists and pianists, to our many youth orchestras and choirs - there is hardly a music event in Sault Ste. Marie which does not involve one of our many resident instructors or the students they train. Many of our faculty have relocated to Sault Ste. Marie from across Canada to teach at the Conservatory and through Algoma University's Music & Fine Arts Programs, bringing their performance and teaching experience to hundreds of students every year.

A full range of group music classes are offered for young children, as well as private instrumental and vocal lessons for all ages with outstanding teachers. In addition there are several levels of youth orchestras, group violin & cello classes, youth choirs and guitar ensembles; as well as music theory and history classes to meet the requirements for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. We also host many student concerts and special events including: Algoma Conservatory Concerts - featuring some of the finest Canadian and international touring ensembles and soloists.

Other community services at the Conservatory include the Sault Ste. Marie Music Festival; an instrument rental program and sales of top quality Yamaha pianos at excellent prices.

The Conservatory's extensive educational programs and concert series are maintained through support of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Sault Ste. Marie and many of our community's businesses and individuals.

Guy Traficante Sincerely,

Guy Traficante, Principal

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New Home for the Conservatory!
September 2014
New Home for Algoma Conservatory Historic New Home for Algoma Conservatory of Music.
We are requesting your financial support of this important Northern Ontario cultural, heritage and urban-redevelopment project. The Algoma Conservatory of Music has acquired the General Administration Building at the former St. Mary's Paper Mill site, now known as Mill Square. It is designated as a building of historic and architectural significance under the Ontario Heritage Act. This extraordinary sandstone structure was completed in 1901 by Francis H. Clergue as his North American headquarters.

Building on its 42 year reputation of excellence, the new facility will allow the Algoma Conservatory to greatly expand group music programs that were limited because of inadequate space. This will establish one of the most distinctive music education centres in Canada, will assist in the redevelopment of the Canal District and Mill Square, and breathe a second century of life into this irreplaceable local landmark.

Featuring unique studios with soaring ceilings, massive oak framed windows, stained glass, slate roof and a picture perfect staircase, this is certainly one of the most remarkable buildings in Sault Ste. Marie. Basic room divisions need few revisions and considerable renovations and upgrades were done in the 1990s making it possible to create a state-of-the-art music education and performance centre for millions of dollars less than building a new facility.

In addition to teaching studios the building will house an elegant performance space with outstanding acoustics and excellent sound, lights, projection and recording equipment. There will also be a reception/dining area and kitchen. This new venue will be perfect for a wide range of community functions including concerts, films, business meetings and weddings.

The developers took great effort to preserve all five of the historic sandstone buildings, the foundation for the site's re-invention as Mill Square. They are considered to be some of the finest examples of neo-Romanesque architecture in North America. A major documentary is now being produced about the history and redevelopment of this historic site.

For more information our fundraising campaign - Music For Our Community - visit


New Adult Band - No Experience Needed
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Adult Band Let Making Music be your New Year's Resolution. Possibly you have not played since high school or you have always wanted to give the clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone or other wind instrument a try. Now is your chance as an adult to finally enjoy making music in a Band and no experience is required. Our new adult band will make easy. Tuition is inexpensive, there are reasonably priced rental instruments and you will learn as a group in the beautiful new Conservatory building at Mill Square. Please see the attached poster and come along to the information session on Monday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at 75 Huron. For additional information call or email the Conservatory. See more >>
The 2016/2017 Concert Season
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Spectacular Concerts Celebrating 25 Years of Great Concerts! AMAZING DISCOUNTS FOR FIRST-TIME SUBSCRIBERS 5 concert subscription for only $125 Click here to purchase online - call the Conservatory at 705-253-4373 email us at algomaconservatory@algomau.ca or visit the Station Mall Box Office 705-945-7299 See more >>
Music Classes For Young Children
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Music for Young Children Musical Twos, Musical Threes, Music Time for 4 and 5, Music Readiness for students in Grades 1 and 2 - Find the right class for your child. Program Information>>
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