Owen Sound

2018 Orchestra North Owen Sound

Experience a week of learning, concerts and fun in the heart of
scenic Owen Sound! Monday July 16th-Saturday July 21st, 2018


Orchestra North’s  renowned faculty present summer concerts, fun, and learning in the heart of the Scenic City. Join us in orchestral and chamber groups, make art, take lessons and more!

Play and perform styles from classical to fiddle, improvisation, pop and baroque, and attend one of our many special events.

Participants will enjoy:
-Private lessons
-Chamber ensembles
-Senior Strings, intermediate and beginner strings
-Symphony Orchestra
-Art, Theory, and Improvisation
-Public Performances
-And much more!

*NEW* Half Day Beginner Strings
(9:00-12:00pm) New to playing a stringed instrument?  This summer we are offering a brand new half day string program that includes group lessons, art, and a chance to play with the full Orchestra North Orchestra! Best suited to students who have been playing for less than 2 years. Click here for more information.

Junior/Intermediate/Senior Strings (Age 8 and up)
(9:00-4:00pm) This program provides a week of string orchestra, chamber music coachings, private lessons, symphony orchestra, theory workshops, improvisation sessions, art and more. Lead by our renowned faculty, participants will experience a varied program that focuses on artistry, technique and repertoire.

Winds and Brass
This summer, we welcome advanced woodwind and brass players to contact Orchestra North Owen Sound to join us in our public performances.  Led by professionals from across Ontario, participants will given to the opportunity to perform in the Festival Finale Symphony Orchestra, and workshops throughout the week.  

Contact for more information.

Post-Secondary students are invited to apply for the Orchestra North Owen Sound Academy.  Successful applicants will perform alongside our professional faculty in orchestra and chamber ensembles, receive private lessons, as well as coach and mentor student groups during the festival. Academy players are awarded an honorarium and billeting for their participation.  Click here for more information. 

Scholarships and bursaries, and financial assistance is available to ensure that the Summer Strings Festival is accessible to all.

Concerts and Events

All events are admission by donation

Faculty Concert @ Noon Hour Series
Wednesday July 18, 12:00pm
Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound

Open Mic
Thursday July 19, 6:00pm
Bleeding Carrot, Owen Sound

Classics on Main
Friday July 20, 12:15pm
Downtown Owen Sound

Festival Finale!
Saturday July 21, 2:00pm
Harmony Centre, Owen Sound

Registration opens February 12 2018. Early-Bird Fees end May 15th!

Contact if you have any questions.

Orchestra North would like to acknowledge the support of:
Community Foundation Grey-Bruce, The Georgian Bay Symphony, Harmony Centre Owen Sound, Sweetwater Music Festival and our many community volunteers and community partners.

Experience music from the heart of the Scenic City