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.


Ensemble Directors' Day

Fall 2022, dates TBC

Join us for day of hands-on professional development designed to reinvigorate your directing, build skills, and connect with fellow directors from across the Maritimes. 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, Professor of Woodwinds and Director of Instrumental Ensembles. 

  • Open to interested music teachers, current and aspiring ensemble directors
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Schedule: More details will be shared over the summer months
  • Registration: Please send an email with your name, contact information, and areas of interest to James Kalyn (jkalyn@mta.ca)

Mount Allison Honour Band Weekend

Fall 2022, dates TBC

Talented and engaged Maritime high school brass, woodwind, and percussion students will spend the weekend 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 music@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2374 for more information.


Audition Preparation Weekend

Winter 2023, dates TBC 

The Audition Preparation Weekend 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

Please contact music@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2374 for more information.