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Applications for PRISMA 2019 opened on October 15, 2018

(Applications close on February 28, 2019 at midnight PST)

Your application must include the following:

  • Completed application through ACCEPTD

  • Resumé

  • The link to your audition video

  • Application Fee:

·  $50 USD October 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018 (Save $25 USD!)

·  $75 USD January 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019


How to apply:

All applicants must follow the application and audition procedures outlined in this section. An incomplete application or lack of payment of the application fee stops the application process. If you have difficulties submitting your application please contact us at

Students will be notified by email no later than March 31, 2019 with the application results. The application fee is non-refundable.

  1. Register on ACCEPTD and create a profile

  2. Select PRISMA from the drop down menu (top right) under “Program Group”

  3. Choose the instrument/discipline you wish to apply for under “Program”

  4. Complete the online application form

  5. Submit your resume

  6. Submit the link to your audition video (make sure the setting of your video is “public” or “unlisted” but not “private”).

  7. Pay the application fee

When you have completed all these steps, click on Send Application. Once you press send you cannot go back into the application. Any additional materials can be sent to

Audition Requirements:


  1. (part) of a movement of a standard concerto
  2. a movement of unaccompanied Bach
  3. a minimum of three contrasting excerpts at choice


  1. part) of a movement of a standard concerto
  2. a minimum of five contrasting excerpts at choice,
  3. excerpts for auxillary instruments at choice

You may use an audition video prepared for other programs, as long as it includes orchestra excerpts. Auditions without accompaniment are preferred. 

Below are suggested excerpts for your audition. Please note that you may choose other exceprts.


Canada requires visas from certain countries.  To find out if you require a visa, click here to search for your country and the necessary requirements. If one is required, contact your visa office as soon as possible about processing times (a student visa application may take up to 60 days).

Please note that a visa is not required for students from the United States (US citizens and permanent residents/green card holders).

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and are coming to Canada just for PRISMA, you will enter as a temporary resident/tourist/visitor.  If you are just attending a short-term program, you are not considered to be entering Canada to study.  You do not need --  and should not apply for -- a student visa.  When you enter Canada, you will have to complete a Customs form. You should check that the purpose of your visit is “Personal” not “Study”.