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School of Performing Arts

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A partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts

  • Enjoy hands-on learning where you get to try out the skills you have been taught
  • 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, Holland College’s new 300-seat Florence Simmons Performance Hall and the SoPA Garage, a rehearsal space and recording studio on the Prince of Wales Campus
  • Participate in industry events
  • Build the foundation for further post-secondary training

The School of Performing Arts (SoPA) gives you the opportunity to develop your artistic skills, share your passion for music, theatre, and dance; explore career options in the performing arts; and to gain an understanding of the business side of the performance industry. 

About Our Partner

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.

Dance Performance

Develop technical and artistic skills in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap, and explore your creative potential.

Music Performance

Learn how to interpret, improvise, and perform many contemporary music styles such as country, Celtic, rock, R&B, jazz, world music, and pop. Our program is a partnership with Berklee College of Music in Boston!

Performing Arts Foundation

Study Performing Arts Foundation program and discover your career options in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Learn to dance, sing, act and improvise, and explore the technical side of theatre, including stage management.

Theatre Performance

Gain the acting, voice, and dance skills required for interdisciplinary performers, as well as a comprehensive understanding of associated careers in the performing arts. Develop your own artistic voice through courses in creativity and improvisation, while also learning business and communication skills related to the performance industry.

You must apply for a School of Performing Arts program before you can audition.

All auditions are by appointment. To audition for Dance Performance, Theatre Performance or Performance Foundation, contact Peggy Reddin by email at preddin@confederationcentre.com or by phone at 902-629-1196.


Audition requirements for Dance Performance

Audition requirements for Performance Foundation

Audition requirements for Theatre Performance



You must apply for a School of Performing Arts program before you can audition.

The next round of auditions will take place on February 16, 2019. All auditions are by appointment. To audition for Music Performance, contact Liam Corcoran by email at ldcorcoran@hollandcollege.com.

Audition requirements for Music Performance


Our instructors are experienced, highly-trained experts with the knowledge and skills to help you prepare for a successful career in the performing arts. Meet the SoPA instructors.

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