The renowned McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal will be closing its doors by the end of this summer, the organization says on its website. The over 100 years old Conservatory « has faced a growing number of challenges in recent years, » the news release says, citing increased operational costs and decreasing number of students: « As an example, before the pandemic, there were close to 100 instructors working at the Conservatory and over 550 students taking private lessons each year. Last year, instruction was offered online; there were 62 instructors working and fewer than 300 private lesson students. Our best-case projection for in-person enrolment for next year would not exceed 100 students. The trend is as clear as it is unfortunate. »

Given the combination of these and other factors, the Conservatory is no longer financially viable nor sustainable.

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