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international awards at Glenn Gould School in Canada, 2018

The Glenn Gould School (GGS) is offering every student substantial scholarship support for the duration of their program. Both domestic and international students receive scholarships between 65-85%.

The mission of The Royal Conservatory, to develop human potential through leadership in music and the arts, is based on the conviction that the arts are humanity’s greatest means to achieve personal growth and social cohesion.



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The Glenn Gould School (GGS) was founded in 1997 at The Royal Conservatory of Music, one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. The Glenn Gould School is a centre for the training of professional musicians in performance at post-secondary and post-bachelor levels.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing Bachelor of Music; Performance (Honours) (4-year undergraduate) and Artist Diploma Program (ADP) (2-year graduate).

Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of music.

Award: The GGS is able to offer every student substantial scholarship support for the duration of their program. More specifically, half of GGS students receive full tuition grants, and the other half, both Domestic and International, typically receive tuition grants between 65-85%.

The award can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: Programme is open to pianists, vocalists, and orchestral instrumentalists.

Nationality: Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students must be registered at least 20 hours of class or individual instruction per week. Both the Bachelor of Music; Performance (Honours) and the Artist Diploma Program require a minimum residency of two years. The academic year runs September through May.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The language of instruction at The Glenn Gould School is English; a strong command of English is necessary for success in our programs. For this reason, proof of adequate English language proficiency is required before a candidate can be admitted. Only original copies of test results sent directly to the Admissions & Student Services Manager will be accepted.

How to Apply: All prospective applicants must prepare the following items:

  • Pre-screening recording with three contrasting works (required for piano and voice only). Current Taylor Academy and GGS undergraduate students are exempt
  • High school transcript (all applicants must provide transcripts)
  • Post-secondary transcript(s)
  • Two recommendation letters (references must upload letters directly to your application as prompted)
  • Current repertoire list
  • Audition repertoire list
  • Musical Resume/CV
  • English Language Proficiency (International non-English speaking applicants only)

Students wishing to transfer credits to The Glenn Gould School must submit transcripts from the post-secondary schools they have attended along with a catalogue of course outlines. Only courses with a grade of 70 percent or better will be considered for transfer. Not all courses are available for transfer credit.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is December 1, 2017.

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