The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification and arts-based social programs.

The mission of The Royal Conservatory, to develop human potential through leadership in music and the arts, is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity's greatest means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion. The curriculum for the study of music developed by The Conservatory has become Canada's national standard and its broad use has served to bind together the people of the nation with the thread of shared creative experiences. 

The over five million alumni of The Royal Conservatory have all enjoyed the many benefits of music study and carried these benefits into subsequent careers as doctors, engineers, lawyers, business leaders, athletes and teachers. Others, such as Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Angela Hewitt, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Measha Brueggergosman have achieved international acclaim and defined Canada to the world.

The Royal Conservatory is also a leader in the development of arts-based programs designed to address a range of social issues such as youth at risk, the development of children in their early years, and wellness in seniors. The Conservatory’s Learning Through the Arts® and Living Through the Arts® programs utilize the latest research findings in neuroscience and the social sciences to create practical education programs with specific objectives and quantifiable outcomes.

At its national base, the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto, The Royal Conservatory offers an extensive set of training programs for gifted young artists through The Glenn Gould School and The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. The Conservatory also presents and produces a wide range of concerts featuring the finest Canadian and international artists in its magnificent performance spaces, Koerner Hall and Mazzoleni Hall.