Holland College | Music Performance

Music Performance

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Music Performance
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance and theory audition (see details below)
  • 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.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2022-2023. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Click here to see International Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,630 $ 5,208
Private Lessons $ 1,920 $ 1,920
Student Union $ 172 $ 172
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 7,222 $ 7,900
1stinstallment due September 6 $ 3,947 $ 4,336
2ndinstallment due January 9 $ 3,275 $ 3,564
Other Estimated Costs    
Books $ 500 $ 500
Equipment $ 150 -
Total $ 650 $ 500


International Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 9,630 $ 9,608
Private Lessons $ 1,920 $ 1,920
Student Union $ 172 $ 172
Health Insurance Fee $ 1,170 $ 1,170
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 12,972 $ 13,050
1stinstallment due September 6 $ 9,697 $ 9,486
2ndinstallment due January 9 $ 3,227 $ 3,564
Other Estimated Costs    
Books $ 500 $ 500
Equipment $ 150 -
Total $ 650 $ 500

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.

The Music Performance program has degree pathway agreements with Berklee College of Music, University of Limerick, UNB - Saint John, Acadia University, York University, and Dalhousie University.

Degree Pathways

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

Program Overview

Holland College is a proud Berklee Global Partner.

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

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

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

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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

Meet the Music Performance Instructors

You will learn from professionals who are still working in the field, and you will have plenty of opportunities to gig with other students and local musicians while you are here. Read the instructors' bios here.

Take a Tour

Take a virtual tour of an ensemble room and the SoPA Garage here.
Take a virtual tour of the Florence Simmons Performance Hall here.

Visit the School of Performing Arts homepage

Schedule an Audition

Auditions are by appointment. Please contact Sara Campbell by email at smcampbell@hollandcollege.com to schedule your audition. Only those who have applied to the Music Performance program can audition. View the list of audition requirements here.

Watch the most recent Music Performance Showcase.

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

Start at Holland College. Finish at Berklee.




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.

Check out the details!

Interested in applying to Berklee? Find out more about interviewing and auditioning for Berklee, and review the audition requirements.



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