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UNB Conservatory Academy

The Conservatory Academy is designed for the more dedicated student who wishes to have a comprehensive musical training. The program is meant to enhance individual private lessons and large group, conducted activities by providing the learning that will prepare a student for continued success. This is a limited enrollment program.


The program includes musicianship classes and chamber music/small group ensembles. The full program is available to string players and a limited number of piano players. A half program is open to any instrumentalists. Students are to continue with private lessons and are encouraged to also participate in conducted ensemble work offered by the conservatory to complete their musical education.

These one-hour classes contain elements necessary for a successful musical path. Written theory, aural skills (ear training including pitch and interval recognition, rhythm training) will be offered in a small-group classroom setting.

Students will be placed in small ensemble groups of tree to five players where they will learn skills of ensemble playing including communication, pitch and tuning, playing together without conductors and group decision making on musical elements.

General skills are learned and practiced such as working with others, assuming responsibility and leadership.

Students may choose to participate only in the musicianship class, particularly non-strings players who cannot participate in the chamber strings ensemble.

Program information

Saturday mornings from Sept. 16, 2023 – Jan. 13, 2024
10:30 – 11:30 | Musicianship
11:30 – 12:30 | Chamber Music

Audition Process

Audition sign-up deadline | Wednesday, Aug. 30
Audition date | Tuesday evening, Sept. 5
Acceptances announced | Friday, Sept. 8

Instructor, Natalia Delacroix

Students with the interest in taking their musical training to the next level to maximize their enjoyment and open future doors for them, in and outside music.

The student will ideally be between the ages of 12 and 17 and play violin, viola, or piano. Places in the program are limited.

Applicants will fill out an application giving information about the students’ music background, teachers, musical activity and goals for participation in the program. On the basis of the application students will be invited to audition for a place in the program.

Students will be notified on acceptance leading to the start of the program Sept. 16, 2023. For details on how to apply, please email

Community students

$435 Full program (string students)
$250 Half program

Conservatory students

$395 Full program (string students)
$225 Half program