Tuition, Scholarship and Housing Information


The Advanced Performance Program is tuition-based and includes masterclasses, rehearsals with collaborative pianists, chamber music coachings, specialized workshops, regular performance opportunities in recitals, masterclasses with world-renowned guest artists, and daily access to the Conservatory's world-class facilities and practice studios. Please note that private lessons are not included in this cost, but are required for the program.

Based on the outcome of the audition, admitted students may receive a generous Conservatory Young Artist Grant to support their musical education in the Advanced Performance Program. The Conservatory Young Artist Grant has been able to subsidize tuition anywhere from $800.00 to $5,530.00 In years past, 100% of students applying for admission to the Advanced Performance Program have received funding from the Young Artist Grant.  Furthermore, prospective students may apply for further funding support by virtue of scholarships and bursaries available to students seeking admittance to the Advanced Performance Program. Click here to apply for these funding opportunities. The deadline to apply is midnight May 6, 2022. Late applications for scholarships will not be accepted. Scholarships and Bursaries also range from $100.00 to $5,000.00 to further reduce tuition. 

The 2022-2023 tuition for the Advanced Performance Program is as follows. The figures also show an estimate of subsidization from the Young Artist Grant. The funding amount from the Young Artist Grant can change year to year and is not guaranteed.

2022-2023 Advanced Performance Program:

Tuition: $9,780.00

Young Artist Grant: $5,270.00

Tuition with grant money applied: $4,510.00

To secure their spot in the program, accepted students must pay their tuition by August 15, 2022. Please note that payment plan options are available; arrangements must be made by August 15, 2022.


Scholarships & Bursaries

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

If you would like to be considered, please submit the online Scholarship and Bursary Application Form by May 6, 2022.

As recipients of financial aid, APP students may be asked to perform on occasion on the Conservatory’s behalf.



APP students can arrange to live in on-campus housing.

For students who prefer to live off-campus, the Students Association of Mount Royal maintains up-to-date listings of houses, duplexes, suites, apartments and room and board.

Please phone 403.440.6401 for further information.

Please note: the Conservatory does not make housing arrangements on behalf of the students; all arrangements for housing are the students' responsibility.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the Academy & Advanced Performance Program Coordinator, Jeff Tritthardt.

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