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Centre for Musical Arts

The Centre for Musical Arts (CMA) is UNB’s music hub, which offers a variety of non-credit and credit music programs. Our mission is to offer high-quality music programming and activities, accessible to both UNB students and the wider Fredericton community.


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Our ensemble programs are designed to give people of all ages, levels, and interests the opportunity to ignite their passion for music.

Chorale Mondays, Sept. 13 - Dec. 6 7 pm - 9 pm $40**
Concert Band Tuesdays, Sept. 14 - Dec. 7 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm $40**
Little String Orchestra Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 3 pm - 4 pm $159
Junior String Orchestra Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Dec. 8 4 pm - 5 pm $159
Intermediate String Orchestra Saturdays, Sept. 18 - Dec. 11 10:15 am - 11:15 am $159
Senior String Orchestra Saturdays, Sept. 18 - Dec. 11 9 am - 10 am $159

**Free for UNB and STU faculty, students, and alumni.

506 458-7259

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We have something for every musical taste. Enjoy learning virtually guided by expert instructors from the comfort of your home.

Group Guitar

Pick up that dusty guitar and learn the basics of guitar playing with the guidance of an instructor.

Mondays, Oct. 4 to Dec. 13, 2021
$150 (+HST) | In-person

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Group Piano

Start your journey with the piano with the help of an instructor and the company of peers! By the time you’re done the class you’ll know proper technique, lots of songs, and be well on your way to becoming a pianist.

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 28, 2021
$150 (+HST) | In-person

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Group Piano for Kids *NEW*

Start your child's piano journey! Get your child learning the basics of keyboard playing with the guidance of an instructor and in the company of their peers.

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 to Nov. 28, 2021
$150 (no HST) | In-person

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Jazz Improv *NEW*

Have you ever wanted to improvise Jazz and get creative with music? This class will take you through the fundamentals of improvisation from the Jazz tradition.

Thursdays, Oct. 7 to 28, 2021
$100 (+HST) | In-person

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Movement for Musicians

Gain practical strategies for managing the stress and anxiety of music performance and practice using mindful movement methods to calm the nervous system, ground the body and focus attention.

Thursdays, Oct. 7 to 28, 2021
$100 (+HST) | Online

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Learn the fundamentals of songwriting in this four-part course. Each session will be a hands-on celebration of the craft for musicians of any experience level keen on developing their creative expression.

Mondays, Nov. 1 to 22, 2021
$100 (+HST) | In-person

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Explore the world of synthesizers with master of electronic music, Indigo Poirier. In this course, you will be taken on a journey through the history of the synthesizer—from its humble beginnings to its modern-day ubiquitous use in most genres of music production.

Wednesdays, Oct. 6 to 27, 2021
$100 (+HST) | In-person

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Private lessons

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Private lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments and styles, now with the option to take lessons virtually. The UNB Conservatory maintains a roster of highly talented and qualified instructors to help you develop existing skills or learn a new instrument. Fees vary between $20 - $60 per lesson depending on the instructor and lesson length.

Instruments available include:

  • Bass (Electric & Upright)
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar (Electric & Acoustic)
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano (Classical & Jazz)
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

506 458-7259

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