Housing & Fees


Affordable Half Fellowships 

All students who are accepted to the 2017 program will automatically receive the PRISMA half fellowship. This brings the program tuition fee to an affordable $575.


   Application Fee

$75 USD (Early Bird Fee $50 USD, apply before February 28)

   PRISMA Tuition Only (No Housing or Meals included)

$575 CAD

   PRISMA Complete Package (Tuition, Housing and Meals)

$1575 CAD

PRISMA Tuition Only

includes all orchestra rehearsals and performances, private lessons & master classes, student recitals, the audition training program & workshop and access to all concerts.

PRISMA Complete Package 

includes all orchestra rehearsals and performances, private lessons & master classes, student recitals, the audition training program & workshop and access to all concerts


includes housing, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is based on 3 students sharing a hotel room. Also included is the transportation to and from the Powell River airport, bus station and/or ferry terminal on arrival and departure. Participants can request a double or single room for an additional fee.  Lunch and dinner will be provided by the Chopping Block.

Transportation to and from Powell River is not included in the packages.
Packages must be paid in Canadian Dollars.

The Application fee is required by all applicants. It is non-refundable and not applicable toward other PRISMA fees.

The application fee is paid in US Dollars to Acceptd.


Scholarships and Bursaries:

One of the core goals of PRISMA is to be accessible and welcoming to the most talented students regardless of financial means. As a relatively young institution we are still in the process of building the endowment that will allow us to fully realise this goal;  however, we do set aside funds every year to assist students who might otherwise be unable to attend.   This assistance takes two forms:
1.  All students who are accepted into the program in 2017 will receive a ‘half fellowship’, bringing the tuition cost down from $1150 to $575
2.  We also award a limited number of scholarships, covering (part of) tuition, tuition and meals, or tuition and full board.  Students receiving these scholarships are selected on the basis of financial need, artistic merit, and the necessity of achieving the proper instrumental balance within the Academy orchestra.
The award of the ‘half-fellowship’ is automatic upon acceptance;  no application is necessary.  However, students who wish to be considered for an additional scholarship should click here to submit an application for financial assistance.  Please note that scholarship assistance is not available for conducting students for PRISMA or for the MSO Conducting Master Class.
We suggest you make use of the Rotary Support (see below) or to contact your university for support. Students can also apply for a grant or a donation at their local arts council. Upon request, PRISMA can provide a letter of recommendation.

Rotary Support:

Using Rotary's worldwide network, the Rotary Clubs of Powell River help music students access financial support from their local Rotary Clubs to attend PRISMA. Rotary strongly urges you to begin this process immediately after submitting your application. 


More info here. 

PRISMA Complete Package - Housing

The housing in the PRISMA Complete Package is based on three students in a room in the Town Centre Hotel which is located in walking distance from the recreation complex in which most of the PRISMA events take place. The hotel is conveniently located in the very heart of the city, near shopping, transportation, and business and recreation areas. The hotel has 71 modern air-conditioned guest rooms and  has a restaurant and pub. There is free outdoor parking. Guest rooms include a coffee maker, hair dryer, clock radio, and free movie channels. All the rooms are 100% non-smoking.