Music workshops and tours | Mount Allison

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.

Audition Preparation Day

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 - on-campus 

Join us for a day of discovery with valuable inside information for high school students planning to do a music audition at any university.

The Audition Preparation Day is 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
  • Lunch on campus

Participants and their families are welcome to arrive on campus on Friday, Feb. 4 and attend the violin and piano recital that evening at 7:30pm in Brunton Auditorium, at at no cost.

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

Ensemble Directors' Day

NEW DATE Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 - virtual

Join us for an online back-to-school boost as we work to rebuild our programs after a tumultuous year. This “hands-on” virtual event will include all of us sharing ideas, challenges, and solutions. Key sessions will be led by Mount Allison Music faculty members Dr. Kiera Galway, Professor of Music Education and Choral Director, and Prof. James Kalyn, Woodwinds and Director of Instrumental Ensembles. We will have other guests, roundtables and social time, the latest on what will be allowed this year, and great ideas about what is possible. 

  • Details: Open to interested music teachers, current and aspiring ensemble directors
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Schedule: Will evolve over the summer as we hear from YOU about your needs
  • Registration: Please send an email with your name, contact information, and areas of interest to James Kalyn (


Mount Allison Honour Band Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 - on-campus

Talented and engaged Maritime high school brass, woodwind, and percussion students will spend a full day together at Mount Allison University rehearsing and working with MtA faculty.

Every high school teacher and private teacher in the Maritimes can recommend their strongest students. We will choose participants based on the needs of the ensemble and the recommendation of the high school band director.

Program includes:

  • Rehearsals and concert with the Honour Band
  • Clinics on your instrument with Mount A faculty
  • Meals on campus

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