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Piano Technician Practicum - Pilot Program 2024

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Program Information

Overview

The Piano Technician Practicum Program Pilot is an invitation only continuing education experience for emerging piano technicians with mature artistic insight and advanced practical skills, including significant professional experience or a high level of professional training. 

Who should apply?

This is an invitation only program.

What's Included

Accommodations
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You are eligible for Banff Centre housing (based on availability). You are responsible for your own room and board costs. Current rates for Banff Centre accommodation are $8.06 / day (shared) or $16.12 / day (single) and will be deducted from the your living allowance. 

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You will receive a living allowance of $61 per day.

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

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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.

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Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

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

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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

Weekly Tuition Fee
$230.44
Daily Living Allowance
$61.00
Tuition Fee with Financial Aid*
$0.00

Application fee: $65

*The weekly tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability (see What's Included for more information).

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

How to Apply

Learn more about the steps to Complete Your Application.

Resume

A resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

Portfolio

Sample of relevant recent artistic work. 

Statement of Career Objectives

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

References

Contact details for two referees. 

Adjudication

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.

Eligibility

International participants are restricted to a six-month residency at Banff Centre. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

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 Admissions

For questions on preparing your application, please contact Admissions:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989