Fees & Scholarships
Note: All 2021 students will receive a full scholarship.
PRISMA strives to be one of the world’s premier symphony orchestra academies by attracting music students of the highest merit. We recognize that doing so requires competitive tuition fees and ample scholarship opportunities to ensure that socio-economic barriers are not standing in the way of musical goals. Below, you will find more information on our fees for 2020, as well as a list of scholarship opportunities that may be applicable to you.
Dec 1 – Dec 31, 2020: $50 USD
Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2021: $75 USD
All students accepted for PRISMA 2021 will automatically receive a full scholarship which covers program fees, accommodation and meals. (A value of $1,900 CAD). Students will be responsible for their travel costs to and from Powell River.
Housing is based on 2 students sharing a hotel room. Double or single rooms may be available for an additional fee. Lunch and dinner will be provided by a high-quality caterer, in adherence with COVID-19 protocols.
Students will be responsible for their travel costs to and from Powell River.
The application fee is required by all applicants. In the event that PRISMA is forced to cancel its 2021 academy and festival due to COVID 19 restrictions, your application fee will be fully refunded.
The application fee is paid in US dollars to Acceptd.
Musical Merit Scholarship Fund
PRISMA has a substantial fund of over $60,000 for full and partial scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, artistic merit, and the necessity of achieving the proper instrumental balance within the Festival Orchestra.
This year, PRISMA has realized its longtime goal of having each student be able to attend on a full scholarship. This will help attract BC’s most talented musicians, who have faced some of the toughest challenges over the past few months. And, is most certainly a testament to our generous donors who have made it all possible.