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Students come from all over the world to take the Music Performance program. You’ll learn how to interpret, improvise, and perform many contemporary music styles such as country, Celtic, rock, R&B, jazz, world music, and pop. In addition to theory and arranging, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the music business, and the lucrative field of music licensing. You will be taught using Berklee College of Music curriculum.

You’ll develop your performance style on stage in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall and SoPA’s newest rehearsal space, the SoPA Garage.

This program has articulation agreements with some of the best music schools in North America, including Berklee College of Music, York University, St. Francis Xavier University, and Acadia University.

As a student in the Music Performance program, you will receive a membership to Music Prince Edward Island.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career or take your education up an octave by getting your bachelor of music degree from a prestigious university (see degree pathways below).

If you missed our Music Performance Showcase you can watch it here.



The Music Performance program uses official curriculum materials from Berklee College of Music in Boston for all core music courses.

Holland College is a proud Berklee Global Partner.


The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The Berklee – Holland College Pathway program: A Unique Opportunity.

The Berklee – Holland College Pathway program provides students who have been accepted to Berklee College of Music with an exciting opportunity to take part in a one- to two-year Music Performance program at Holland College in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Start at Holland College. Finish at Berklee. Check out the details here!

Interested in applying to Berklee? Find out more about interviewing and auditioning for Berklee here, and view and audition checklist here.

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Auditions are by appointment – please contact Program Manager Liam Corcoran by email to schedule your audition. Only those who have applied to the Music Performance program can audition.

For class schedule and to register, please contact Peggy Reddin for Dance, Theatre, and Performing Arts Foundation or Program Manager Liam Corcoran by email for Music Performance.

U.S. Students Note: The Music Performance program is a US Federal Aid Approved program. The program curriculum is delivered by Holland College faculty on the Holland College Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Music Performance
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance and theory audition (see above)
  • Résumé including related training, work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as performers in concert halls, cruise ships, lounges and theatres, and in film, television and recording studios, or may be self-employed.


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Music Performance program, contact:

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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