Sault MP Terry Sheehan has announced a grant of 300-thousand dollars to support the Algoma Conservatory of Music’s second phase of renovations which are well underway at the Sault’s Historic Mill Square site.
An intimate performance theatre known as the Loft is being constructed on the third floor of the former administration building of St. Mary’s Paper and will be linked up to a recording facility that will be nearby. The recording facility will also be linked to the neighbouring Machine Shop
Algoma Conservatory of Music Principal Guy Traficante says this second phase will provide our community with one of the finest and most unique recording facilities in Canada and will provide their long-time partner Algoma University with space to develop a new commercial music certificate program.
Traficante talks about the timelines for the 2nd phase work…

Traficante says the facilties should be operating fully by September of 2020.
The total cost of the 2nd phase is 1.2-million dollars.
Traficante says multi Juno Award Winner Greig Nori who owned a recording studio in Toronto is donating equipment and has decided to return to the Sault to manage both the Conservatory’s recording studio and the Loft…

Those that attended yesterday’s announcement at the Loft were treated to a first ever performance at the Facility involving a former Conservatory student.
Reilly Nelson has performed with both the Cincinnati and Kentucky Opera companies and she was accompanied by Michael Shannon a pianist with the Canadian Opera Company and here’s a small taste of their performance…

The FedNor contribution comes specifically from the government’s Canadian Experiences Fund and is in addition to the Fed’s original investment of 2.1-million in December of 2016 to support the Conservatory’s first phase.