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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

International Students


Internships – The College of Piping offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy learning, performance, travel, competition and the interaction of all College disciplines in a purpose-designed, world-class facility.

Pipers, drummers and dancers from all over the world have been coming to study at The College of Piping since its opening, as part of the internship program. An internship is an intensive program which immerses the student in their particular discipline over one or more twelve-week terms. Interns are encouraged to study other disciplines offered at The College at an introductory level.

The internship program is designed as a personal growth program; each internship is customized for the individual. In addition to the practical and theoretical study of the primary discipline, common elements of an internship include:

  • Multidisciplinary study
  • Apprentice teaching and mentoring
  • Participation in a competitive band or dance ensemble
  • Performance in College productions
  • Community based activities
  • Building leadership skills
  • Planning events, contests and performances
  • Being a part of The College’s team of employees and volunteers

All levels of experience are welcome; interns are required to bring dedication, enthusiasm and an open mind!

Dates: Internships are offered in three-month increments. While the terms are not regularly scheduled, students are encouraged to begin in September, January, April, or June. Many students opt to devote a year to study for three semesters and a competitive season.

Fees: Tuition is $2500 (Cdn Funds) for each 12-week session.

For more information contact our registrar at 1-877-BAG-PIPE.