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Enhance and foster technical skills in piano performance through weekly masterclasses, by participating in ensembles and receiving mentorship from world class musicians.


The Senior Piano Academy Program is suitable for musically mature talent motivated to advance their performing acumen at an accelerated pace. Class sizes warrant a great degree of interaction between teachers and students and allow for more one-on-one time than the average group class. All students in this program must take private lessons with an instructor of their choice.

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

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Tuition and scholarships

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Additional Details


Minimum required

3 Course(s)

Complete the three required courses. Students may take any of the optional ensembles or courses, but they are not required to complete the program

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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