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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

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.