The Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music was founded in February 2002. Its members felt there was a need in Canada for a new approach to music pedagogy. Programs of study have been and will continue to be developed which will elevate standards and serve the needs of Canadian teachers and their students. The programs are holistic, but also offer areas for specialization. This Conservatory promotes Canadian music by insisting it be studied as a large component of these curricula.
An examination system with highly trained examiners assesses the candidates studying these programs. This process will take place in a positive environment. All operations of the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory will be conducted with openness, honesty and moral integrity.