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.
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!
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.
- Detailed list of audition requirements.
- Download an example of a Music Theory and Aural Skills exam that will be administered as part of the audition for the Music Performance program here.
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.
|Location:||Prince of Wales Campus|
|Credential:||Diploma, Music Performance|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- 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.
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
If you have any questions concerning the Music Performance program, contact: