MHC Conservatory

The MHC Conservatory has played a pivotal role in Medicine Hat’s performing arts scene since 1968. We proudly serve our community by offering “fun-damental” training from highly qualified instructors in our topnotch facilities.

Child playing the piano

Music Programs

Musical opportunities for all ages and abilities.

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Youth hip hop class

News & Events

Attend upcoming music and dance performances and events.

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Youth hip hop class

Dance Programs

Recreational dance programs in variety of styles.

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Bring Back the Music program

Bring Back the Music

This partnership provides children with an opportunity to experience the arts.

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About the Conservatory

Medicine Hat College is rightfully proud of its conservatory with a long and rich history dating back to the college’s earliest years in the late 1960s. Founded on the assumption that a small college in a small centre could still provide the very best cultural education and artistic enrichment to its community, the conservatory worked hard to attract professional musicians and dancers, often of a national stature, to serve as faculty and to enrich the city’s cultural life. Students have regularly continued to win outstanding recognition in competitions and festivals from local to international, and many have been recruited by top schools and embarked upon professional careers in music, dance and the arts. Through performances and other cultural events, the community continues to be blessed by a high level of cultural enrichment that is the envy of far larger centres.

 Both the city of Medicine Hat and the college have grown tremendously since the earliest years of the college and conservatory, in size as well as diversity of opportunity, cultural and otherwise. But the place of the conservatory in the community – as a shining gem in the city’s rich cultural crown – remains unchanged. Currently, over 1000 students benefit  annually from quality education in music and dance. The conservatory continues to celebrate the success of its students, including singer and violinist Kalan Porter, winner of Canadian Idol 2005.

The MHC Conservatory is devoted to instructing students to reach their potential as musicians and dancers and to enrich their lives through a greater appreciation of the performing arts.

We invite you to join our rich variety of programs.

Contact Us

Conservatory Office
(located at the Cultural Centre)
Tel: 403.529.3880
Fax: 403.504.3554

Instructor Directory 

Meet the Conservatory

Alicia Bigras, conservatory instructor
Alicia Bigras

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Taelynn Boschee
Taelynn Boschee

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Christine Bootland, conservatory instructor
Christine Bootland

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Elaine Dobek-Shandro, conservatory instructor
Elaine Dobek-Shandro

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Shauna Kohls-Walters, conservatory instructor
Shauna Kohls Walters

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Shee Ling, conservatory instructor
Shee Ling

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Katie-Anne Nemeth, conservatory instructor
Katie-Anne Nemeth

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Lyle Rebbeck, conservatory instructor
Lyle Rebbeck

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Stephanie Schmaltz, conservatory instructor
Stephanie Schmaltz

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Susan Supeene, conservatory instructor
Susan Supeene

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Con Shandro, conservatory instructor
Constantine Shandro

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Mark Ward, conservatory instructor
Mark Ward

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Justine Wilks, conservatory instructor
Justine Wilks

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