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107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Box 1020, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
+1 403 762 6345
Long- and short-term residencies for individual and ensemble performers and technicians. Activities include such areas as jazz, chamber music, master classes, composers’ residencies, opera and concert orchestra residencies, collaborative piano internships, audio work-study programs (with training in recording techniques, audio post-production for film and TV, digital editing, audio for new media and the like).
The Centre, founded in 1933 by the University of Alberta, is not a degree-granting institution. It receives some government funding. The Centre holds long-term (up to three months) and short-term (up to four weeks) residencies for dance, drama, film, visual arts and music artists - either individual or ensemble groups and technicians, with some scholarships available. Programs are designed for those wishing to explore new aspects of personal musical development, those preparing a new body of creative work, those preparing for specific performances and those who are contemplating changes in career direction. They cover such areas as music and sound, twentieth century opera and song, dance, drama, writing, arts journalism, publishing workshops, design and stage management, cinema arts, arts administration, Aboriginal arts, music and language skills (basically for gifted non-English-speaking students wishing to pursue a professional career in music), audio production (audio engineering, live sound engineering, studio design and maintenance), chamber music performance, jazz workshops, master classes, art of teaching, violin and bow repair workshop. An extensive building plan is in operation. The Centre organises a triennial International String Quartet Competition (BISQC).