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Bachelor of Music, Performance (Honours). Four years. Offered through Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning following completion of the Conservatory's Performance Diploma. Students can earn over 80% of the credit required for the BMus while pursuing studies at the Glenn Gould School.
Artist Diploma. Two years. A graduate program for advanced performance. Performance Diploma (PDP). Four years. On completion students are awarded the Licentiate in Performance of the Royal Conservatory (LPRCM). They then have the opportunity to gain a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree through the Thompson Rivers University.
The Royal Conservatory was founded in 1886 as the Toronto Conservatory of Music. It is a non-profit institution and gained its current name and status in 1947. The Glenn Gould School was founded in 1997 to provide talented students with the skills and attributes required for professional life as musicians. The Conservatory is housed in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. Facilities include several fine performance spaces and a new suite of buildings with state-of-the-art labs and technical equipment. The Conservatory’s resident 10-member ensemble is Artists of the Royal Conservatory. The new Rupert Edwards Library opened in 2010 and holds a vast collection of materials including memorabilia of Ruggerio Ricci, Mario Lanza, Leontyne Price, Lawrence Tibbett and Ernest MacMillan. It also holds the Michael and Sonja Koerner Early Music Instrument Collection. There is a professional group of piano technicians that maintain the Conservatory's instruments. In addition to the full-time courses listed above, the Royal Conservatory of Music organises a graded system of public examinations in music leading to the awards of Associate of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto (ARCT) and Licentiate in Performance of the Royal Conservatory of Music (LPRCM). The Royal Conservatory School offers music programs to interested children and adults, with studies in classical and jazz performance, world music and DJ courses. The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists offers a comprehensive training program for talented young musicians, and the Marilyn Thomson Early Childhood Education Centre enables the very young to receive early exposure to the art of music and music making.