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Art of Piano Residency

July 5 – 19, 2024 | Apply by March 27


Immerse yourself in an artistic environment tailored for pianists seeking to advance their musicianship and careers. Explore the importance and connection between artistic vision and craft, focusing on what it means to be an artist. Hone the ability to listen. Bring genuine expression and unique perspectives into your music for authentic performances that connect with audiences. Delve into masterworks spanning historical to contemporary music and jazz with internationally celebrated artists.

During this two-week program, benefit from focused time and inclusive space for reflection, engaging discussions and learning with great mentors. Find your artistic voice and shape your career trajectory through individual coaching, masterclasses, and performance opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to record a demo performance.

The distinct backdrop of the Rocky Mountains invites mindfulness and opportunities to recharge through hiking and canoeing, establishing meaningful connections with faculty and peers alike.

Art of Piano faculty: Joanna McGregor CBE, Marc-André Hamelin OC OQ, Hung-Kuan Chen, Tema Blackstone, Megumi Masaki OM FRSC

What does the program offer?

Define your artistic vision, enhance performance confidence, and advance your career through:

  • One-on one mentorship by internationally renowned faculty
  • Masterclasses
  • Faculty led workshops on aspects of the creative process, concert curation and career development
  • Performance opportunities
  • One professional demo audio recording
  • Recordings of public performances for your archival use
  • 24-hour access to a studio
  • Outdoor activities with faculty and peers

Who should apply?

This program is open to national and international pianists who have completed or are in the process of post-secondary studies in piano performance.

We welcome pianists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities and expressions to apply. Artists from historically underrepresented and equity seeking groups are especially welcome.

Apply by March 27

Classical Indigenous Music Residency

August 6 – August 24, 2024 | Apply by April 24


This residency brings together Indigenous musicians working with the Classical genre to cultivate relationships, personal craft and build strong networks that propel careers forward with an opportunity to showcase their works in progress. The program welcomes themes of listening, frequencies of land and connections to one’s culture.

What Does the Program Offer

This program welcomes Indigenous classical musicians and composers to either explore experimental elements, or accomplish finished productions of their work to the best of their capacity, in a fully supported environment.

Participants will have self-directed study time to work on their projects, and spend time gathering for presentations, workshops and to prepare to share works in progress together in a concert that will be part of the GATHER LISTEN HEAR Four Day Festival.

Who Should Apply

Regional, national, global Indigenous music practitioners Including: composers, singers, instrumentalists, scholars, students provocateurs, disrupters, advocates pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice, artists that serve their community, artistic leaders in Classical music. While a university degree in the field isn’t needed, you should be working or intending to work in the field.

Apply by April 24

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