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Policies, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

On this page you will learn more about:

  • Scholarships
  • Payment and Financial Aid
  • Recitals
  • General Guidelines

Scholarships

About

The Conservatory awards approximately $10,000 in scholarships every year. All prizes are awarded for continuing performing arts education at the Conservatory of Performing Arts. If the student is going on to study performing arts at a post-secondary institution, the Conservatory requires proof of enrolment to apply the scholarship towards their studies.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Auditioned and Non-Auditioned Scholarships are now closed. Award winners will be announced by the end of May. Scholarship money will be applied to students accounts by mid-June for use towards Fall 2021 lessons and classes.

Payment and Financial Aid

Payment Options

Payment for all Conservatory of Performing Arts courses and programs is required at the time of registration.

The University of Regina accepts cash, cheque, debit, VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Make cheques payable to the University of Regina. If registering by phone, fees must be paid by credit card.

No student will be able to register for any program at the Conservatory of Performing Arts if there is an outstanding balance owing to any part of the University of Regina.

Call the Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office to discuss payment plan options available for our courses.

Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance to help you cover a portion of the costs of music instruction, the Conservatory has a limited number of bursaries available to students and their families.

Bursaries are based on financial need and follow a distinct application process from awards and scholarships.  You may apply anytime during the year.

Creative Kids Saskatchewan

Families with financial needs can apply to Creative Kids Saskatchewan funding to take our camps or courses. Children must be between the ages of 4-19. Find application forms and more information on the Creative Kids website.

Recitals

Schedules and Applications

Students registered in Private Lessons at the Conservatory have the opportunity to play and sing at Conservatory recitals. Each year the Conservatory presents over 35 recitals. Students have to register a few weeks in advance, so please check the following schedule with all relevant dates and deadlines.

General Guidelines

Late Registrations

Late registrations will be accepted if approved by the instructor or registration office; full course and materials fees apply to late registrations. Some programs like our Youth Strings (Violin & Cello) and Pipe Band will intake participants throughout the year; fee pro-rated at registration.

Waiting Lists

If a class is full, a student may request to have his/her name added to a waiting list in our online registration system. If a spot becomes available, the registration staff will contact the student based on wait listed date. The student will be given one business day to respond, after which time, the space in the class will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Attendance

Failure to attend a class or lesson does not constitute withdrawal.

No classes or lessons may be attended before registration is completed – when payment has been received by the registration office or the online registration process and payment have been completed. Attending lessons or classes without completing the registration process does not constitute being registered.

  • Classes, rehearsals or lessons missed by the student will not be made up. We ask that students provide their instructor with at least 24 hours notice if they plan on missing a lesson.
  • Group programs: If the class instructor is absent, a pre-approved substitute instructor will teach the class. In the case where it is not possible to arrange for a substitute teacher and the class is cancelled, a make-up class will be scheduled. If a make-up class cannot be arranged, a credit equivalent to the pro-rated cost of the missed class will be placed on the student's account that can be applied to future classes.
  • Private instruction: Conservatory instructors are required to make up a lesson at a time mutually agreed upon only if the lesson is cancelled by the instructor.

Cancellations

The Conservatory of Performing Arts reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes due to insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, participants will be given every opportunity to transfer into another class or full refunds will be issued.

Exceptional Refund Requests

These requests will be considered under special circumstances such as a prolonged illness of three (3) weeks or more and are the discretion of the Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Go to Non-Credit Course Policies for more details.

Withdrawals & Refunds

Visit our Non-Credit Course Policies page on our website. These policies can also be found on your receipt. Check our website or call our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office if you have questions about withdrawals or refunds.

Practice Rooms

Please note that practice rooms will NOT be available to non-credit students studying at the Conservatory of Performing Arts for Fall 2021 due to COVID-19.

The only exception to this rule for Fall 2021 will be credit students studying at the University of Regina in the MAP Faculty in the Department of Music. Policies for the use of a practice room are:

  • Practice room users must be currently enrolled with the University of Regina Department of Music. Registration in a previous term does not allow for current or future practice room usage.
  • Current students may book a practice room by contacting the Conservatory Lessons E-mail. Rooms must be booked at minimum five (5) business days in advance.
  • Practice rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and time may be limited. There is no guarantee that practice rooms will be available for use at the requested time.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the practice rooms.
  • Students must follow all current COVID-19 Protocols for the term and must wipe down touch points with provided Oxivir wipes in the studio prior to exiting.
  • Students will be billed for any damage incurred in practice rooms during their use.
  • The Conservatory of Performing Arts is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
  • The Conservatory of Performing Arts reserves the right to revoke practice room privileges to any students violating these policies.

Privacy of Information

The University of Regina collects and creates information about students ("personal information") under the authority of the University of Regina Act and in accordance with the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, for purposes of admission, registration, administration and promotion of the University and its programs and services. Some of this information may be disclosed to the relevant instructors, administrators, parents and students, and will be reported as required by federal and provincial authority. By enrolling in courses at the University of Regina students/guardians consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as described. Your personal information is held in confidence by the Centre for Continuing Education and the University of Regina and not provided to a third party.

Photography and Videography

The Conservatory reserves the right to photograph/videotape all classes and performances and use the pictures/sounds for marketing and publicity purposes. Should you wish that your or your child's photo or image not be used in promotional materials, please inform the Conservatory registration office at the time of registration.