The Orchestra North Owen Sound Academy (July 16–21, 2018) aims to provide the next generation of artists a meaningful way to refine their musical, pedagogical, and leadership development through teaching, performing and outreach. With an emphasis on supporting the arts in rural Canadian communities, the Owen Sound Academy provides selected players opportunities to collaborate, teach, and perform alongside musicians of all ages, while being mentored by acclaimed Canadian artists.
During the spring and summer, Academy Players are immersed in performing and teaching alongside professional faculty of the Orchestra North Owen Sound, as well as collaborating together to program, rehearse and perform in Academy concerts and events. Selected applicants will be provided with billeting and an honorarium upon completion of the Academy.
We invite applications from young artists who are interested in performing, teaching, and outreach in rural and northern communities. Special consideration will be given to musicians who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed post-secondary education.
2018 Academy positions are open to the following instruments:
Applying to the Orchestra North Owen Sound Academy is a competitive process, and successful applicants will be invited in April 2018. Interested applicants who are not offered a spot in the Academy program may be invited to join Orchestra North Owen Sound, depending on interest, experience, and suitability. Contact for more information.
The Orchestra North Owen Sound Academy is generously supported by the Phyllis Chlumecky Young Artist Award for young musicians who have shown ability, passion, and dedication in advanced musical studies, and a commitment to music making in rural Canada.