The Royal Conservatory The Glenn Gould School

Sir Roger Norrington Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

Comprising GGS students, the RCO performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.

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The Glenn Gould School Difference

Discover how our faculty, small school size, and performance facilities make a difference.

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Nurturing Sustainable Careers in Performance

The Glenn Gould School is The Royal Conservatory’s internationally recognized centre for professional training in music performance.

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Leon Fleisher Ihnatowycz Chair in Piano


Our acclaimed faculty of performing artists all share a deep commitment to developing supportive, mentoring relationships with their students. Each year, up to 50 guest artists—some of the world’s foremost musicians—lead more than 125 master classes for GGS students.

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Extraordinary facilities give our students an edge when it comes to preparing for a professional career. GGS is one of the few music schools in North America that is integrated with a major performing arts centre. Our students have access to the spectacular Koerner Hall, located in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

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Student Life

A maximum enrollment of 130 students means that classes are small with a nurturing learning environment. Toronto, one of the safest major cities in the world, is also one of the most culturally diverse. Students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in Toronto’s vibrant arts scene and become acquainted with dozens of cultures.

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