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“The most important thing for me when I was at The Glenn Gould School was that I was given the freedom and flexibility to pursue my goals in the way that was best for me. When I presented ideas or projects to faculty or administration, they were supportive and willing to help me.”

Adam Zinatelli
Alumnus, Principal Trumpet, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

“An orchestra is really a collection of ensembles – that’s why great orchestras have always encouraged their members to participate actively in chamber music. The sense of ensemble and musical collaboration musicians develop through playing in quartets and trios is ultimately what makes them successful orchestral players. And of course, chamber music can also be a viable career option for some students.“

Barry Shiffman
Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music, faculty member, violinist; Director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition; Artistic Director of Rockport Music; and founding member, St. Lawrence String Quartet

“Mastery of your instrument or voice comes first. It is why you get 90 minutes a week with your studio teacher every year. From there we add the other pieces you need to be successful in your career: knowing the repertoire, collaborating with other musicians, and most of all, learning the importance of thorough, detailed preparation.”

James Anagnoson
Dean, The Glenn Gould School

The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of Canada’s most treasured and enriching cultural institutions... and the facilities and level of instruction at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto are truly world class.

James Ehnes James Ehnes
violinist

“What attracted me to The Glenn Gould School was the faculty — they are second to none. It’s a small school...so you get to know everyone and there’s lots of individual attention. The newly renovated heritage building and Koerner Hall are inspiring. How much better can it get than performing in a world-class concert hall where Midori or Yo-Yo Ma performed the night before? I’m incredibly lucky to be here.”

Melissa Wilmot
Alumna, violinist

I came to The Glenn Gould School because I knew the teaching here would put me over the top, allowing me to become the best player I could possibly be.

Alexander Seredenko
Alumnus, pianist, Rebanks Fellow 2016-17, Hamamatsu Academy Competition winner, Ihnatowycz Scholarship recipient

Student Life Videos

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Explore life at The Glenn Gould School through the lens of our students’ experiences.

Master Class and Performance Videos

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Experience performances from The Glenn Gould School.

Student Recitals and Community Performances

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At The Glenn Gould School, we pride ourselves in attracting exceptional student talent from around the world. See below for the list of recitals and performances by these outstanding young professional artists. These events are free and open to the public - join us throughout the academic year for an opportunity to see these rising stars!

RCO Concerts and Operas

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The Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO), widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America, consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of The Glenn Gould School. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world. The extraordinary artists of The Glenn Gould School vocal program and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra perform a chamber opera each fall in Mazzoleni Hall and a fully staged opera performance in Koerner Hall each spring.