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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

2018 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge


The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada is pleased to announce that we will once again will be hosting the 2018 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association. The date of the Piobaireachd Challenge is April 27th and April 28, 2018 and it will be held at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside in our brand new Celtic Performing Arts Centre.

Our adjudicator for the 2018 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge is Glenn Brown. Glenn is an extremely accomplished piper having won the Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting, the Dunvegan Medal in Skye, the Senior Piobaireachd and the A Grade March at the Argyllshire Gathering. Glenn is a 2-time World Champion with Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band, and is also a past member of ScottishPower, Peel Regional Police where he acted as Pipe Major, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, MacDonald Caledonia, and the Milton Optimists. Originally from Milton, Ontario, Glenn initially joined Shotts to follow in the footsteps of his mother who piped with the band in the 1970s. He rejoined in 2013 along with his brothers Blair and Graham, as well as his brother and sister in law Ryan and Megan Canning. Glenn is one of the most sought-after teachers in the world today, and is a full-time piping instructor.

We are excited to announce that new for this year is a judge’s recital on the Friday night at the College in our brand new Celtic Performing Arts Centre. We are also holding an amateur jig contest on the Friday night (same location as the recital). The recital will have a $5.00 charge but for competitors this covers your entry into the amateur jig contest. The amateur jig contests will take place before the recital. The amateur jig contests will start at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) with a short intermission at their conclusion and the recital will commence after that.

A reminder to piobaireachd players, you can choose your tunes from any of the lists provided on the entry form. The entry form can be found here.

Any questions or inquiries should be sent to Kylie MacHattie at kylie.machattie@collegeofpiping.com.