Registration Process

Registration is currently open for Intro and Strings N Things Programs.
General registration will open up for all ensembles in June 2022.
Please click on "Apply Now" if you'd like to visit one of our rehearsals and check us out!

Early Registration for next season: June 4 - 24, 2022. Early registration offers a discount in fees.

Regular Registration: Open year-round space permitting

Please complete ALL of the following registration steps:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. Complete the code of conduct
  3. Payment due by September 1, 2021. We will invoice you in July to confirm the amount due.
  4. For registration mid-season, invoices will be sent and fees due immediately upon receipt.

Program Details


Fees *

North Shore

Edgemont Village, North Van 

East Vancouver

Commercial Drive area

Intro to Fiddling

~$200 / term

Fall, Winter & Spring terms

Wed, 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Fall, Winter & Spring terms

Mon, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Strings N Things


Wed, 5 - 6:15 pm 

Thur, 6 - 7 pm



Wed, 6 - 7:30 pm




Wed, 7:30 - 9:30 pm AND 

Sat, 10 am - 12 noon


* Discounts available for early registration and one-time annual payment.  Fees can also be prorated for students who start after our season begins. We are very aware this past year has been particularly challenging for some families financially.  New this year, we're offering student bursaries on a limited basis to offset tuition fees.  Apply for a student bursary here.


Click here for a detailed breakdown of fees.

Additional Fees and Considerations:

In-lieu of Volunteering: The NSCE relies with gratitude on parent volunteers to support our programs and performances.  In addition to the basic expectation that each family helps to sell tickets to performances, everyone is asked to commit to at least ~ 10 hrs over the course of the year.  Specific roles and time commitments are described in the registration form.  If you are unable to volunteer your time, an additional $100 fee is assessed on top of your program fees. 

Seniors Retreats: The Senior Ensemble has two retreats/season in September and January.  Each retreat costs $175. This fee covers food, venue rental and payment of professional musicians who participate in the retreat.  Senior ensemble members will be assessed their fall retreat fee as part of their September payment.

Junior and Senior Tours/Trips: Additional fees are assessed, on a cost recovery basis, for 1 -2 tours and/or trips over the course of the season.

T-shirts: All SnT, Junior and Senior ensemble musicians require a colourful NSCE t-shirt ($20/each) for performances.  Please contact to order one.

Key Dates:


June 25, 2021

Last day for Early Registration (all registration steps must be completed)

Sep 1

Program fees due

Sep 10-12

Seniors Welcome Back retreat, Camp Capilano 

Sep 12, ~ 2 pm

All Ensembles and Families - Welcome Back Gathering, Camp Capilano

Week of Sep 13

Rehearsals Start

Sep 19

Juniors retreat, Camp Capilano

Oct 11

Thanksgiving (no rehearsal for Vancouver programs)

Nov 21

Winter concert - Terry Fox Theatre

Nov 27

Winter concert - Centennial Theatre

Week of Dec 13

Last week of rehearsals before Winter Break

Jan 7 - 9, 2022

Seniors Winter Retreat, Camp Capilano

Week of Jan 10

Rehearsals restart after break

Mar 14 - 25

Spring Break (no rehearsals)

April 22-24

Vancouver Fiddle Summit (TBC)

~May 12-14

Seniors Galiano Tour (TBC)

June 13

Last week of rehearsals

June 18

Year end picnic and gathering

~ July 10-17, 2022

Likely Seniors Canadian Tour...TBC


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