Mount royal University Conservatory

Mount Royal University Conservatory Students: Finish Your Degree at Ambrose

A collaborative offering of the MRU Conservatory’s Advanced Performance Program (APP) and Ambrose University’s music program presents an augmented performance-focused program of study for students that are capable of fulfilling the requirements of both institutions. Under this agreement, MRU Conservatory students will be able to apply for and complete a Bachelor of Music degree beginning in Fall 2020. Alumni of the MRU Conservatory are able to complete bachelor’s degree at Ambrose University through the Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR). Students currently enrolled in the APP will be given credit for up to the first two years of the degree program at Ambrose. Through this agreement students can choose to:

  • Study at Ambrose University and the Advanced Performance Program simultaneously, or
  • Complete their degree at Ambrose University following completion of the APP

Music Degree

If you’re looking for a place where you can focus on developing your musical skills while receiving the support and mentorship of award-winning instructors in a close-knit and supportive environment, then Ambrose is the place for you.

Authorized by the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education, the Bachelor of Music degree offers rigorous training to develop the complete musician, with broad-based instruction in performance, music theory, music history, composition, and conducting. You can choose between classical and jazz streams and customize your degree to explore your potential and create the foundation for success in your career. Solo and collaborative performance is at the centre of the Ambrose University music degrees. 

Ambrose University also offers specialized courses in music theory and musicology where you can explore your interests in theoretical analysis and music in historical and contemporary culture.  Music students regularly present their work at the annual Ambrose Research Conference and go on to study in graduate programs across Canada and the U.S.

Find Out More!

Visit the Ambrose Music Department

Visit the Ambrose Arts department page to learn more about the excellent programs available. 

Book A Campus Visit

Register for a campus visit, and you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with a member of our Enrolment team, tour the campus and residence, and develop a deeper understanding of life here at Ambrose.  

Contact Our Enrolment Team

Contact with your questions, and indicate that you are a MRU Conservatory Student.

Apply Now

Apply now for Fall 2020 to begin your journey with Ambrose University today!             


"Smaller classes create opportunity for a more thorough understanding of class material, while they also promote deep friendships and community."

Bronwyn Schuman

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in English
Class of 2018