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Banff Musicians in Residence Program

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Application Deadline:  April 11, 2018
Program Dates: September 17 – October 26, 2018

This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individual or group/ensemble based.

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established faculty (visiting artists) who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program.

The visiting artists come from all musical backgrounds, therefore over the course of six weeks, participants will have access to a full palette of artistic offerings.

A different visiting artist is brought in each week to assist and mentor program participants. Visiting artists are available four to five hours per day for a group and one-on-one consultations. The opportunities for interaction and collaboration have the potential to produce outstanding, creative results. Performance and recording opportunities are also available.

A personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Scholarships available.

Who Should Apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is an opportunity to create without the daily stresses of life.  The program is ideal for individual musicians, ensembles, bands, composers, and music researchers to spend focused time working on a specific project; creating new works; preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions; or exploring and researching innovative ideas.

Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit the most from the program. Musicians at all levels are encouraged to apply.

What’s Included?

Accommodation, meal plan, studio space, gym membership, library membership, and more.


  • Daily Rate with financial aid (Single room) – $91.55
  • Daily Rate with financial aid (Shared room) – $63.24

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