The Conservatory of Performing Arts is a part of the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education and home to Darke Hall – the first performing arts venue in Regina. Many of the faculty at the Conservatory are members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and are working musicians and artists who perform with their own groups and ensembles. Conservatory alumni have gone on to work as professional musicians, teachers, lawyers, administrators, and more.
For more than a century, the Conservatory has been a beacon of arts education in southern Saskatchewan. Founded in 1912, the Conservatory continues to link people to their passions by providing accessible arts education to learners of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory strives to foster a supportive and respectful environment which offers opportunities for people to be actively engaged in the arts; this kind of activity is crucial in the creation of a strong community.