Tuition Fees

2024/2025 Collegium Program Tuition Information

Each category of membership has a different tuition. All tuition is per year. Students are expected to do the full academic year (September to May).

Net tuition payable

Full Member – Strings and Winds^ $3,475.00 per year, if no bursary
Full Member – Piano^ $3,047.00 per year, if no bursary
Postsecondary Member $280.00 per year  Note: Fee is in addition to Camosun tuition fee.
Junior Member – Strings $1,607.20 per year, if no bursary
Junior Member – Piano Plus $1,653.20 per year, if no bursary
Junior Member – Winds Plus $1,694.20 per year, if no bursary

^ If you work with a higher fee group teacher, then there is an additional premium payable on the tuition.

Payment timing

Students auditioning for the first time are charged a $32 audition fee. Although students audition each year to remain in the program, this is a one-time fee.

Because the Collegium is an ensemble-based program, we need commitment from students long before the first day of classes. For this reason, registration into the program and a non-refundable tuition payment of $300 is required by June 30, or within two weeks for a late registration.

The balance of tuition owing can be:

  • paid for the entire year with Email Money Transfer, Debit Card, Credit Card (a fee will apply), Cash, or Cheque by the first day of class, or
  • set up on a payment plan which can be spread over a maximum of eight months (September to April) by providing banking information for a Pre-Authorized Withdrawal plan, taken on the 15th of each month. Note that there is a $3.00 fee per payment.

Tuition details per core discipline

Full Member – Strings or Winds
  • 32 weekly 1 hour individual lessons^
  • 28 weekly 1 ½ hour master/performance classes or 1 ¼ hour Soundings sessions
  • 28 weekly 1 hour chamber coaching sessions
  • Up to $200 in discounts if signing up for any Theory/History classes
  • 16 ½ hour private collaborative coaching sessions
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival

Total tuition per year $5,550.00
Less: Scholarship* (2,075.00)
Net tuition per year $3,475.00
Less: E. & S. Charman Bursary** (1,653.00)
Net tuition per year, if bursary $1,822.00

^ If you work with a higher fee group teacher, then there is an additional $768 tuition, if no bursary

Full Member – Piano
  • 32 weekly 1 hour individual lessons^
  • 28 weekly 1 ½ hour master/performance classes or 1 ¼ hour Soundings sessions
  • 28 weekly 1 hour chamber coaching sessions
  • Up to $200 in discounts if signing up for any Theory/History classes
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival
Total tuition per year $4,822.00
Less: Scholarship* (1,775.00)
Net tuition per year $3,047.00
Less: E. & S. Charman Bursary** (1,434.60)
Net tuition per year, if bursary $1,612.40

^ If you work with a higher fee group teacher, then there is an additional $768 tuition, if no bursary

Postsecondary Member
  • 28 weekly 1 ½ hour master/performance classes or 1 ¼ hour Soundings sessions
  • 28 weekly 1 hour chamber coaching sessions
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival

Total tuition per year $1,202.00
Less: Tuition paid to Camosun (797.00)
Less: Scholarship* (125.00)
Net tuition per year $280.00
Junior Member – Strings
  • 28 weekly ¾ hour chamber coaching sessions (in duos or trios)
  • 34 weekly 1 ½ hour Intermediate Orchestra sessions
  • 32 weekly 1 hour theory classes
  • 4 to 6 1 ½ hour masterclasses
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival

Total tuition per year $2,782.20
Less: Scholarship* (1,175.00)
Net tuition per year $1,607.20
Less: E. & S. Charman Bursary** (825.66)
Net tuition per year, if bursary $781.54
Junior Member – Piano Plus
  • 28 weekly ¾ hour chamber coaching sessions (in duos or trios)
  • 28 weekly 1 hour Piano Plus group classes
  • 2 weekly 1 hour theory classes
  • 4 to 6 1 ½ hour masterclasses
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival

Total tuition per year $2,828.20
Less: Scholarship* (1,175.00)
Net tuition per year $1,653.20
Less: E. & S. Charman Bursary** (839.46)
Net tuition per year, if bursary $813.74
Junior Member – Winds Plus
  • 28 weekly ¾ hour chamber coaching sessions (in duos or trios)
  • 20 weeks of Winds Trio coaching classes
  • 11 weeks of 1 hour Intermediate String Orchestra sessions
  • 2 weekly 1 hour theory classes
  • 4 to 6 1 ½ hour masterclasses
  • Concerts and other performing opportunities
  • New! Chamber Group entry fee to GVPA Festival

Total tuition per year $2,869.20
Less: Scholarship* (1,175.00)
Net tuition per year $1,694.20
Less: E. & S. Charman Bursary** (851.76)
Net tuition per year, if bursary $842.44

Collegium is the most important education my children have received. In no other venture have my children learned all of the following: striving for excellence, setting goals, experiencing a teacher passionately picture their next achievement, collaborate with peers who are older, and younger, working with professional mentors, developing stage presence, and learning to share mutual appreciation among each other.

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Donated Scholarships and Bursaries

*The Collegium Scholarships are funded by six Scholarship Funds:

  • Grant Family Scholarship/Bursary
  • Henry, Annie & Harry Cathcart Bursary
  • Naomi Skinner Estate Collegium Scholarship
  • Prof. Stephen & Dr. Jacquelyn Peitchinis Scholarships
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music General Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Virginia Finch-Noyes Memorial Scholarship

**The Eric and Shirley Charman Young Musicians’ Bursary is available for any student who meets the eligibility requirements. Please see the Bursary page for more information.

Notice: This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training and as such has not been reviewed.

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Contact Us

Have questions about the Young Artists Collegium Program?

Simon MacDonald, Artistic Director | 250.386.5311 ext. 2090
Micki Stirling, Animateur | 250.386.5311 ext. 3360