Advanced Performance Program


A unique program for aspiring professional musicians
who wish to intensively hone their performance technique, musicianship, and collaboration skills in an inspiring, supportive environment


In our program, highly self-motivated students will have the flexibility to work toward their goals and prepare themselves to succeed in future academic and professional endeavors.

The Advanced Performance Program is for music students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. However, exceptional students of high school age will also be considered.

The APP is an intensive, non-credit program which runs from September to May each year and can be pursued for 1 to 4 years. Students receive a Certificate of Completion after each successful year in the program.

*Advanced Performance Program students wishing to pursue B.Mus. or M.Mus. degrees while participating in the APP can do so through a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University Conservatory. Students must apply to and fulfill entrance requirements for both institutions. Interested students should contact for more information.


The Advanced Performance Program is open to students in the following disciplines:

  • Strings
  • Piano
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Preformed chamber ensembles*
  • Guitar*
  • Percussion*
  • Voice* 

* By special arrangement only.


 Photo: 2016 Masterclass with Richard Hyung-Ki Joo