Registration deadline is April 8, 2020.

Registration types

Participants ($2,000)
Italian, European and International Participants (950 euros)

Participants take part in all activities of the RomeSMARTS program, including

  • Performance Skills: Acquiring practical skills for performance and interpretation
  • Performance Master Classes with guest artists
  • Aspects of Music Collaboration
  • Daily Italian language classes
  • Public performances including the Grande Concerto Finale which concludes the program
  • Guided tours of many historical sites
  • Attendance at a production by Rome Opera at Terme di Caracalla
  • Official certificate of participation

Auditors ($1,500)

Auditors take part in the following activities:

  • Observing all master classes and performance classes
  • Guided tours of many historical sites
  • Attendance of gala concerts
  • Attendance of a production by Rome Opera at Terme di Caracalla

Guardians/parents ($1,000)

RomeSMARTS welcomes applicants of all ages. However, for the safety of younger participants, RomeSMARTS requires the accompaniment of a guardian or parent for participants under age 18.

Guardians/parents enjoy the same benefits as auditors but are required to stay with participants, and to accompany them in all guided tours and off-campus outings. During class sessions, however, guardians have the option to observe the classes or to use those times for personal activities.


An audition is not required for admission to RomeSMARTS. However, RomeSMARTS awards scholarships based on auditions only. Applicants wishing to be considered for scholarships must audition in one of two ways listed below.

  • DVD
  • YouTube video (unedited)

Scholarship entitlement will be sent with acceptance notice.

Audition repertoire

Two works of contrasting styles or periods of the applicant’s choice, approximately 10 minutes in total length.

Technical requirements

DVDs and YouTube videos should be recorded in the highest possible video and sound quality. All videos should be unedited.

Audition deadline

DVDs and YouTube videos are due at the Toronto office of Toyich International Projects on April 8, 2020. YouTube video links can be sent by email to by April 8, 2020.

Audition criteria

Scholarships are merit-based only. A limited number of full and partial scholarships will be awarded to accomplished applicants based on audition.

How to Apply

  1. Submitting Registration

    Submit registration form with non-refundable registration fee by the respective deadlines.

    Submit audition DVD or YouTube link by audition deadline.

    Acceptance notice will be sent out by airmail or email by mid-April.

  2. Upon Acceptance

    Accepted applicants are required to make a deposit of $800 to secure their enrollment.

    Accepted applicants can begin accommodation reservations and make travel arrangements at their own expense.

    Participants in the past have stayed at the following hotels close to Upter: Hotel Pace Helvetia, Hotel Cosmopolita, and Hotel Bolivar. Many have also chosen to rent apartments in Rome. Two companies students have recommended are Rome Sweet Home ( and Rental In Rome ( Students have also recommended a reasonably priced non curfew residence, Villa Letizia LAR157.

  3. Before departing for RomeSMARTS

    Ensure hotel and travel arrangements are booked.

    Pay the balance in full (program fee less deposit and scholarship).

Toyich International Projects is a registered charity in Canada (No.86005 7876 RR0001) and a member of Volunteer Canada.

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