Application Fee:

• $50 USD November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
• $75 USD January 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023

The application fee is paid in US dollars to Acceptd.

The application fee is required by all applicants.

Tuition Fee:

• $995 CAD

This fee covers your participation in PRISMA 2023. For those in need of financial assistance, see scholarship info below.

Hotel and Lunch & Dinner Package (breakfasts not included!):

• $1195 CAD per person, based on 3 students sharing a room

Includes 14-night hotel stay, plus 11 lunches and 11 dinners provided by a high-quality caterer at our rehearsal/performance venue, in adherence with COVID-19 protocols. (Breakfasts are not included.)  Students may request to stay in a room alone, or with fewer students, for an additional cost:

• $ 1517.50 CAD per person, based on 2 students sharing a room
• $ 2485 CAD per person, based on 1 student in their own room

Breakfasts not included.


Students will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Powell River, and for all associated costs. Please email us with any questions.

  • Step 1:

    Create a free profile on Acceptd or log in if you have an existing account.

  • Step 2:

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

  • Step 3:

    Complete the online application form

  • Step 4:

    Submit your biography/résumé

  • Step 5:

    Submit the link to your YouTube audition video (YouTube links only; make sure the setting of your video is “public” or “unlisted” but not “private.” Click here for suggested audition repertoire)

  • Step 6:

    Pay the application fee. The rates are as follows, with incentives for early registration:

    • Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2022: $50 USD
    • Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2023:  $75 USD

  • Step 7:

    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 admissions@prismafestival.com.

Audition Requirements

Auditions for PRISMA are conducted by video, so that students from around the world are given the opportunity to present themselves at their best.

Please make your video using the requirements outlined below and upload it to YouTube under the “public” or “unlisted” (not “private”) setting. You may record your audition in one continuous session, or record movements and excerpts separately, as long as recordings are not edited.

Please ensure that any separately-filmed excerpts are combined into a single Youtube video.

Audition Repertoire


  • (part) of a movement of a standard concerto
  • a movement of unaccompanied Bach
  • a minimum of three contrasting excerpts at choice

Winds & Brass:

  • (part) of a movement of a standard concerto
  • a minimum of five contrasting excerpts at choice,
  • excerpts for auxiliary instruments at choice


  • (part) of a movement of a standard concerto
  • a minimum of five contrasting excerpts at choice


  • timpani: 3 excerpts
  • snare Drum: 2 excerpts
  • xylophone: 2 excerpts
  • glockenspiel: 2 excerpts
  • tambourine: 1 excerpt
  • cymbals: 1 excerpt

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. You may choose other excerpts.