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The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
"Empowering students to realize their full potential through Celtic Performing Arts" continues to be the core mission of The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada. When the College opened in 1989 there were only 30 students; now the student body has grown to over 150 year-round students!

Today, The College of Piping is also a premiere cultural tourism destination on Prince Edward Island, attracting a lion’s share of travelers to summer performances of it's Signature show - Highland Storm - directed by Peter Gallant. The year round, 290 seat, state-of-the-art Celtic Performing Arts Centre opened in 2018 and has become an extension of the classroom, giving aspiring performers the opportunity to perform with faculty and other Island talent. The Celtic Performing Arts Centre is provides year round entertainment for Island residents and visitors alike. From up and coming acts, to school musicals, community theatre, and well known seasoned performers, the stage and venue fits any type of performance. This new venue is an acoustic jewel in Summerside’s crown and also lends itself to conferences, meetings, weddings and other special events!

Instruction in bagpiping, snare drumming, fiddling, step dance, hip hop, jazz, ballet and acrobatic dance are taught in Summerside and Charlottetown. Online lessons are offered in all disciplines and students from all over the world take lessons from our instructors.

Our students and instructors make appearances at conferences, weddings, opening ceremonies and other events through our Hire a Piper/Performer program, which allows us to remain active in the community.