Advanced Performance Program


An intensive performance based program aimed at advancing the performance technique, musicianship, and collaboration skills of highly self-motivated individuals seeking to succeed in future professional performing arts endeavors who wish to intensively hone their performance technique, musicianship, and collaboration skills in an inspiring, supportive environment


In our program, 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 Advanced Performance Program is an intensive, non-credit program which runs from September to May each year and can be pursued for 1 to 4 years. Students who meet all the requirements can apply to graduate with an Extension Certificate from Mount Royal University. Students will also be able to request a transcript from Mount Royal University for their time in the program.

Advanced Performance Program students wishing to pursue B.Mus. or M.Mus. degrees while participating in the Advanced Performance Program 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