As the Manitoba community continues to respond and adapt to the challenges associated with COVID-19, the Conservatory remains focused on the safe delivery of our students’ lessons. The difficulties of the past year impacted different members of our community in different ways, and we have endeavoured to respond to these challenges as they have arisen.
Thanks to the support of our community, the Conservatory’s Music Equals outreach program continues to enrich the lives of individuals who experience access barriers to music programming. Thank you to the companies, individuals, and grant programs that so generously donate to, and support, the Music Equals program.
I would like to offer a commitment to reconciliation on behalf of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts. Progress towards reconciliation is ongoing within our organization, located on Treaty One land. The Conservatory seeks to help indigenous communities honour their culture, and to promote opportunities to bring understanding of that culture to those who are not indigenous.
I want to sincerely thank our Board of Directors, staff, and instructors, who have all shown adaptability and creativity over the course of the pandemic. The incredible work you do for the Conservatory has allowed the organization to continue our educational and cultural offerings to Manitobans, throughout a difficult year. Thank you to our students and their families. Your continued understanding of the changes associated with program delivery in a pandemic is very much appreciated. To the members of our local music and arts communities who have supported, and continue to support, the mission of the Conservatory through your donations, time, and enthusiasm, thank you.
Mark Walker— President, Board of Directors