Mount Allison Music holds many workshops, masterclasses, and ensemble tours throughout the year.

Many visiting artists will hold masterclasses for Mount Allison students and the public while preparing for their performance. We are also a home venue to music festivals and concert tours as they travel through the province.

For a complete list of events hosted by MtA Music, visit our Calendar of Events.

As well, the Mount Allison Music department has workshops that students and teachers alike may register and attend.

Ensemble Directors' Day

New Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023

Music teachers from across the region are welcome to join the Mount Allison faculty and students for a day of conducting, clinics, and professional refreshment.

See the draft schedule and registration form

Mount Allison Honour Band Day

Saturday, October 14, 2023
New: two tiered Honour Band 2023!

Senior Band: music graded 3-4, conducted by Prof. James Kalyn
Junior Band: music graded 2-2.5, conducted by Andrea Lewis

Talented and engaged Maritime high school brass, woodwind, and percussion students will spend the day together at Mount Allison University rehearsing and working with MtA faculty. The day concludes with a concert featuring both bands.

Music teachers can recommend their strongest students. We will choose participants based on the recommendations and needs of the ensembles.

Program includes:

  • Rehearsals and concert with the Honour Band
  • Clinic on your instrument with Mount A faculty
  • Lunch on campus

Cost: $35

See the Honour Band Schedule and Recommendation Form.
Please contact or call (506) 364-2374 for more information.

Audition Preparation Day

Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Audition Preparation Day is an exciting weekend of sessions designed for any high school student who is interested in making Music a part of their university studies, and will be of particular interest for Grade 11 and 12 students who are considering auditioning for a Bachelor of Music degree.

Students will learn about Mount Allison's Music program and participate in sessions including:

  • A comprehensive introduction to the audition process with tips from students and faculty
  • A private lesson with Mount Allison faculty
  • Sessions on careers in music and university life
  • A session on music theory, history, ensembles, and other areas of study

Fee: $45

Click here to register.

Please contact or call (506) 364-2374 for more information.