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Leo Brouwer Guitar Workshop

Please note, this program has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Program Information


This week-long program will provide an opportunity for guitarists to study the work of Leo Brouwer. Brouwer is celebrating his 80th year and is collaborating around the world with students interested in his body of work.

What does the program offer?

Each participant will have a chance to be a part of a masterclass under Maestro Brouwer, attend public lectures, discuss career development, and perform in a concert of Brouwer’s works. Guitarists accepted into this program will be fully funded.

Who should apply?

Advanced guitar students from around the world with an interest in the music of Leo Brouwer are encouraged to apply. It is expected that participants come to the program with specific works of Leo Brouwer (at the participant’s discretion in consultation with program manager). Selected works will be performed in concert, and others only in masterclass.



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.

Full Flex 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 Full Flex meal plan includes $40 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Showcase Your WorkRead MoreClose

Professionally stage managed performance opportunities will be offered during the residency program in Rolston Recital Hall, The Club, and community venues. Self-directed performance opportunities will also be available during the residency, mostly taking place in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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 six 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
$1 564.30
Program Fee with Financial aid*

Application Fees: $65

*The program fee is 100% covered by financial aid. 

All participants will receive a financial award towards travel costs to and from Banff. Regional maximums apply. If you would like to be considered, please complete the Financial Aid section when uploading your supporting materials to SlideRoom.

How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
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A one-page resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

Personal statement

A summary of your goals as an artist, how you plan to achieve them, and how your experience at Banff Centre will assist you.


Three samples of work, at least one piece by Leo Brouwer. You should aim to demonstrate the full scope of your capability by selecting contrasting works. There is a limit of three audio/video files within the tool.

Financial assistance

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


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. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

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

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