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For over 25 years, the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts has provided a world-class education to students within our community and around the world.

Building on the vision of our late founder Scott MacAulay, the College now enters into a new era of excellence. We have already raised initial funding of $2,700,000 and designed a modern facility that will provide new opportunities for enhanced learning, culture, and community.

The new Performing Arts Education Centre is equipped to facilitate the growing needs of students, faculty, and programming. Each space is carefully designed to invite hard work, inspire dedication and provide opportunity to o er more programming — and to more students — than ever before.

We invite you, our neighbors, to join us in a combined e ort of public, private and corporate partnership to make this project a reality. Let’s work together and empower generations to come. Let’s work together and build the Performing Arts and Education Centre.

Questions? Call us for more information.

Business Manager
The College of Piping and Performing Arts of Canada
619 Water Street East
Summerside, PEI C1N 4H8

Office: (902) 436-5377
Email: roger.downie@collegeofpiping.com

Founding Director


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It was with profound sadness that The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada announced the passing of its Director, Scott MacAulay, on September 10, 2008. A world-renowned piper, MacAulay was remarkable for the depth of his contributions to the preservation of Celtic culture and education on Prince Edward Island and beyond. With an abiding love of music and teaching, he ignited passion in the hearts and minds of many, particularly youth, to take pride in their Celtic heritage.

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, MacAulay began piping as a young child. He went on to win solo and band competitions across North America and Scotland, and was arguably the best piping teacher in the world. During his career, he adjudicated, taught and performed extensively throughout the world and was recognized with awards and distinctions for his innovative teaching and composing.

In 1990, MacAulay became the founding director of The College of Piping in Summerside, and over the years worked tirelessly to bring The College to the forefront as a leading international centre for Celtic performing arts. With charm and a commanding presence, he never ceased to underscore the importance of preserving culture and heritage, and in doing so, generated tremendous community support for the College. As a teacher and mentor, MacAulay had a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of youth, who were inspired by his leadership to pursue excellence.

In addition to his teaching, administration, production and performance work, Scott was an accomplished composer. He was active in the national and international bagpiping communities, and did yeomans service on many provincial committees and organizations dedicated to improving our culture, education and tourism. In 2002 he was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, and in 2007 the PEI Caledonian Club honoured Scott for his contribution to Celtic culture on the Island.

A funeral was held on Monday, September 15, 2008, at St.Paul’s Church in Summerside. Interment took place in Dalmore Cemetery, Dalmore, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Donations can be made in memory of our founding director, Scott MacAulay. Cheques made out to The College of Piping can be sent to:

619 Water Street East
Summerside, PE
C1N 4H8

For more information, please contact us at 1-877-BAG-PIPE or info@collegeofpiping.com