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Holland College School of Performing Arts (SOPA)

A partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts

Auditions for Dance Performance, Theatre Performance, and Performing Arts Foundation will be held February 26, 2017 and April 9, 2017. Auditions are by appointment – please contact Peggy Reddin by email or by phone at (902) 629-1196 to schedule your audition. Auditions for Music Performance are also by appointment – please contact Brad Ledgerwood by email to schedule your audition. To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program.

The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA), provides a post-secondary opportunity for students to develop their artistic skills, share their passion for music, theatre, and dance; explore career options in the performing arts; and gain an understanding of the business side of the performance industry.

In its four program offerings, Dance Performance, Music Performance, Theatre Performance and Performing Arts Foundation, SoPA offers students the unique opportunity to:

  • enjoy hands-on learning with a competency-based curriculum
  • work with instructors who come straight from the stage and studio
  • train and perform in a unique environment including the halls, green room and stages of Confederation Centre of the Arts and in Holland College’s new 300-seat Florence Simmons Performance Hall
  • participate in industry events
  • build the foundation for further post-secondary education

For class schedule and to register, please contact Kayla Shaw for Dance Performance, Theatre Performance, and Performing Arts Foundation programs; or Brad Ledgerwood if you are interested in the Music Performance program.

If you missed our Music Performance Showcase April 7, 2017, you can watch it here.

Can’t attend a full-time program? Check out these Holland College courses!

Holland College is now offering evening courses for aspiring performers, writers and musicians, as well as those already working in the field. The first four courses will begin in September 2016. For more information, visit our Arts Short Courses page.


Our Partnership

The School of Performing Arts combines the significant strengths and national reputations of two well-established institutions, Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts. Confederation Centre of the Arts was founded in 1964 as Canada’s national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, who gathered at Province House in Charlottetown in 1864 to discuss the creation of Canada. Dedicated to showcasing the best in Canadian visual and performing arts, this award-winning national arts centre is home to the internationally renowned Charlottetown Festival, one of the country’s most well-known theatre festivals.

Holland College is an innovative and internationally recognized post-secondary educational institute. When asked, students say they chose the college because of employment opportunities for Holland College graduates; the college offered the program they wanted; and Holland College programs emphasize skills oriented training. The college offers over 65 full-time programs in 13 locations across Prince Edward Island. It is home to over 2,800 full time and 5,000 adult and continuing education students; approximately 30 percent of college students are from off-Island.

Holland College
140 Weymouth St.
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4Z1
Tel: (902) 629-7032
Fax: (902) 629-4268


140 Weymouth Street  •  Charlottetown, PE  •  Canada  •  C1A 4Z1  •  info@hollandcollege.com  •  1-800-446-5265