UPEI Music Degree; Certificate in Highland Piping


upeiAccomplished students of piping may pursue a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music with a certificate in Highland Bagpipes at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. All piping course work is designed, administered and taught by The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada’s instructors.

The Certificate in Highland Bagpipes is designed for students who wish to specialize in the craft and artistry of Highland Bagpiping, within the context of a liberal education. The certificate is awarded only with the concurrent conferral of a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, and upon successful completion of eight courses (Music 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308, 407 and 408) of individualized instruction in Highland Bagpipes. In addition to meeting entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, students seeking admission to the certificate program must successfully complete an audition in Highland Bagpipes at a level equivalent to the Senior Certificate of the Institute of Piping.

The College and UPEI are exploring options for the future, including the possibility of Highland Piping being offered as an elective course for students pursuing an Arts degree. Keep an eye on this page and on the blog for developments.

Interested students should contact James MacHattie, the College’s Principal, for more information on admission requirements before contacting the University.