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Collaborative Piano Residency

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Program Information


The Banff Centre’s summer music programs offer musicians a unique learning and practical experience through intensive programs and dozens of performance opportunities with other international participants in the music programs, as well as with the renowned program faculty throughout the summer concert series.

What does the program offer?

The collaborative pianists will have their own studio space with grand piano, access to mentoring by the guest faculty from both the Collaborative Piano Residency and the Master Classes for Strings & Winds programs, countless performance opportunities, and chances to network with talented artists from all over the world.

Who should apply?

Proven ability as a solo pianist is essential. Of equal importance is an avid interest in collaborative playing with knowledge of either the string and wind repertoire. All interested pianists should have a solid collaborative repertoire base.


What's Included

Single RoomRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes a single bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Regular Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Regular Flex meal plan includes $29 credit per day, equivalent to lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Living allowanceRead MoreClose

You will receive a living allowance of CAD 1000.00.

Note that financial assistance and stipend awards are considered taxable income for Revenue Canada.  

Travel GrantRead MoreClose

A grant towards your travel costs to and from Banff.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open 6 days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program fee (single room)*
$3 109.00

*Financial Aid will cover 100% of the program costs, including tuition, single room and board. Additionally you will receive travel assistance and a CAD 1,000.00 living allowance. To be considered for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials to SlideRoom.

Application fee


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How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
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Financial assistance

Be sure to complete the Financial Aid section to be eligible for financial assistance.


Contact details for a private teacher or a musician of importance that you have worked with in the last 12 months.


3 or 4 recent recordings demonstrating contrasting styles up to a maximum of 30 minutes. At least one video recording, the other submitted pieces would be in audio format. One should be a solo work, one should be a duo sonata, and the other one or two can be another duo sonata or a larger chamber work (trio, quartet, or quintet).

Personal statement

A summary of your goals, how you plan to achieve them, and how this experience will assist you.

Repertoire List

 A complete list of collaborative instrumental repertoire organized by instrument.

Supplementary questions

Please answer our supplementary questions about your skills and abilities.


Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete. 


All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

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