Conservatory of Music & Dance

Devoted to instructing students to reach their potential as musicians and dancers and enrich their lives through a greater appreciation of the performing arts.

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Find information about upcoming music and dance performances, as well as Conservatory news.

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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 of Music & Dance 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 Medicine Hat College’s Conservatory of Music & Dance 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 Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music & Dance 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 of Music & Dance
Instructor Directory 

Conservatory Office
(located at the Cultural Centre)
Tel: 403.529.3880
Fax: 403.504.3554
conservatory@mhc.ab.ca

Meet the Conservatory

Conservatory of Music and Dance Instructor
Alicia Bigras

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Christine Bootland
Christine Bootland

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Dance Instructor
Taelynn Boschee

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Kayla Brodziak
Kayla Brodziak

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Conservatory
Athena Burns

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Elaine Dobek Shandro
Elaine Dobek-Shandro

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Dance Instructor
Jadah Dorsett

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Theresa Gale
Theresa Gale

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Calla Ibach, dance instructor at Medicine Hat College
Calla Ibach

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Gabe Kastelic
Gabe Kastelic

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Shauna Kohls Walter
Shauna Kohls Walters

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Rick Lett
Rick Lett

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Shee Ling
Shee Ling

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Brad Mahon
Brad Mahon

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Ryan Massini
Ryan Massini

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Mark Neidermayer
Mark Niedermayer

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LyleRebbeck
Lyle Rebbeck

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Stephanie Schmaltz
Stephanie Schmaltz

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Constantine Shandro
Constantine Shandro

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McKenna Shigemi
McKenna Shigemi

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Susan Supeene
Susan Supeene

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Bradley van Middelkoop
Bradley vanMiddelkoop

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Justine Wilks Conservatory Instructor
Justine Wilks

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