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Hone your technical skills and build proficiency performing classical guitar through weekly masterclasses, large and small ensemble performance, and receive mentorship from world class instructors.


Established in 1993, the Guitar Academy program targets enthusiastic, ambitious young players seeking a well-rounded music education. This program is designed as a supplement to the required private guitar lessons; offering a group environment in which participants may further develop their playing ability, performance skills, theoretical foundation and overall musicianship. The program’s student body includes dedicated young players as well as aspiring professionals.

Students receive access to international superstars through masterclasses and artist-in-residence programs. Some Guitar Academy alumni have continued their musical studies at renowned post-secondary institutions in Europe and North America.

Academy students receive daily access to practice studios and pianos in our world-class facility. This intensive non-credit program runs from September to May. Students who finish the program will receive a certificate of completion.


Required courses

Weekly masterclasses with designated Academy faculty or guest artists and accompanied by a collaborative pianist.

Weekly chamber ensemble music coachings with assigned Academy faculty

Weekly orchestra rehearsals for string players and choir rehearsals for other instrumentalists


Elective courses

The Academy Program offers a discounted rate (not included in the tuition) for elective courses. Elective courses such as music literacy and improvisation are available to Academy students. See course list for more information.


Audition requirements

See details below or visit the program area page for complete audition requirements.


Tuition and scholarships

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Additional Details

Tuition and scholarship deadlines

To secure their spot in the program and to be assigned to a chamber group and collaborative pianist, accepted students must pay their tuition by August 1, 2024. Please note that payment plan options are available; arrangements must be made by August 1, 2024.

Academy and APP students are eligible to receive scholarship funds on the basis of need and/or merit to help cover tuition.

Students can apply for scholarships, bursaries and the Young Artist Grant when they complete the program application form. You will be notified of your audition and scholarship status no later than July 2, 2024.

Audition forms and deadlines

Applications for the 2024-2025 Academy and Advanced Performance Programs opened February 15, 2024.The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. Complete the Audition Application form. Auditions for NEW students will be scheduled during the last 2 weeks of May. Students are notified of audition results no later than the end of June. The program begins in September.


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