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Simona Chiose, Globe and Mail, November 25, 2014.

Students studying music at Algoma U have countless opportunities available to them. Students can take part in Department of Music Ensembles and field trips, and have access to an array of performance opportunities not readily available elsewhere in the country!


Algoma Conservatory of Music‌

The Algoma Conservatory of Music is a non-profit music school affiliated with Algoma University. Established in 1971, the Algoma Conservatory in Sault Ste. Marie is one of the largest and finest music schools in Ontario. The Algoma Conservatory includes professional violinists, singers, flutists, guitarists and pianists, as well as many youth orchestras and choirs – most musical events in Sault Ste. Marie involves one of the many resident instructors or trained students. Many Algoma Conservatory faculty members actually teach in Algoma University’s music program, bringing their performance and teaching experience to countless students each year.

The Algoma Conservatory offers 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 the Algoma Conservatory offers several levels of youth orchestras, group violin and 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. Many student concerts and special events are hosted year round, including the Algoma Conservatory Concerts, which features some of the finest Canadian and international touring ensembles and soloists.

For more information, please visit the Algoma Conservatory of Music website.


Mill Square Location

The Algoma Conservatory of Music recently acquired the historically designated General Administration Building at the former St. Marys Paper Mill site, now known as Mill Square. This extraordinary sandstone structure was completed in 1901 by Francis H. Clergue as his North American headquarters. It will become the new home of the Algoma Conservatory in September of 2014. It is located downtown on 75 Huron Street, about a two-minute drive from the Station Mall. Algoma University’s music program will share this location, which will allow the program to expand and establish a formidable music legacy for Sault Ste. Marie, which extends beyond the Algoma Conservatory’s 42-year reputation.

‌Featuring unique and elegant 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. Only minimal room alterations will be required, making it possible to preserve the heritage character.

In addition to teaching studios the Mill Street location 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 is perfect for many smaller events and will be available for a wide range of community functions including concerts, films, business meetings, and weddings. A perpetual parking easement will provide convenient free parking.

For more information about Mill Square, visit www.millsquare.ca.