Academy: March 31 is the priority deadline to apply. 

Junior Academy, Teachers Seminar: it will be closed as soon as it reached the


The Academy

For piano students

Dates: July 1 - 13, 2019 (Arrival June 30, Departure July 14)

$1900 for commuting (non-boarding) student
$2,400 for boarding student (meal plan available for an additional charge)


Each participant receives two master classes, three private lessons

In principal, all participants play in the master class of the Artistic Director, John Perry

Participants have multiple performance opportunities with at least one public performance

JPA Lecture Series presents a lecture everyday with guest speakers from various fields


An All-day JPA teaching seminar (open to public)

Q&A session with Artistic Director, John Perry

Student panel discussion

All participants receive certificate from artistic director, John Perry


Dormitory complex on campus with kitchen (Boarding student)

Optional meal plan covers breakfast and lunch (not dinner): $230 ($200 + $30 university service fee)


Audition CD or DVD Required in Application (15 min max): Two contrasting pieces, no editing. We accept any forms of recordings including youtube links. Apply before May 15th.


The Junior Academy

New! Junior Academy will be an all-day program in 2018!

For Intermediate piano students

Dates: July8 - 13, 2019


Classes in the morning include group lesson, technique class, Music history, Music appreciation

Master Class in the afternoon with renowned pianists and pedagogue

JPA Lecture series everyday with guest speakers from various field

All Junior Academy students may observe any master classes and concerts of the Academy program

All participants perform in the final concert

All participants receive certificate from artistic director, John Perry

No audition recording is required



The Full-Day Seminar for Teachers

Dates: Sunday, July 7 10:00am-5:00pm

$120 for a whole day

$70 for half day

$60 student and MTNA, MTAC, CAPMT member discount


Unique to the festival will be a one-day teaching seminar geared towards teachers by focusing on intermediate through advanced pedagogy.  The Sunday, July 7 program has a schedule filled with lectures, teaching demonstrations, master classes, a question/answer session and performances. This year's seminar will be dedicated to our friend and faculty member Edward Francis who sadly passed away last year.  We all unite and will honour his memory and his dedication to music education.  This outstanding opportunity is available to all teachers, students, parents and beyond who desires to deepen their art of pedagogy. 



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