Instruction: Available on both a one-to-one and a class basis.
Facility: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music is housed in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building at Brandon University.
Concerts: All currently registered Conservatory students and their parents may attend the School of Music pro series concerts for free. Tickets for each concert will need to be reserved in advance at 204-727-9631.
Masterclasses and Workshops: Students are encouraged to participate in masterclasses and workshops sponsored by the Conservatory and the School of Music.
Music Library: The University Music Library and its excellent listening facilities are available to all students on presentation of their Conservatory cards.
Library Privileges: If parents of students who are under 18 years of age wish their children to have music library privileges, they must sign a Brandon University library registration card prior to their children borrowing library materials. This can be done at the School of Music library by presenting their Conservatory Card as proof of Conservatory registration. (Conservatory cards are available at the School of Music Office or from your private instructor).
Computer Lab: Conservatory students and teachers have access to the School of Music’s computer lab.
Performance Opportunities: Students are given the opportunity to perform in studio clubs arranged by teachers, in periodic Conservatory recitals held in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall of the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, as well as in small and large ensembles.
Scholarships: Available in varying amounts to students recommended by their teachers who participate in the application process, which may include live auditions. Application forms can be obtained from teachers and are due May 1 of each year, for funding to be applied towards studies during the fall of that calendar year. A list of awards is available at brandonu.ca/scholarships
Conservatory Special Awards: Available for deserving Conservatory students recommended by their teachers showing financial need. No audition is required. Application forms can be obtained from teachers and are due May 1 of each year, for funding to be applied towards studies during the fall of that calendar year. A list of awards is available at brandonu.ca/scholarships
Collaborative Pianists: Students requiring collaborative pianists for recitals, examinations and festivals should expect to pay fees for rehearsals and performances directly to the collaborative pianist.
Insurance: As part of their registration, Conservatory teachers have coverage under the University’s Accident Insurance Plan and may be eligible for certain benefits in the event of an accidental injury while attending lessons or participating in Conservatory activities.