Mini-ONSP starts Thursday, August 16 at 6pm and finishes with a 7:30pm concert Saturday, August 18.
We invite you to Smithers for two days of rehearsals and workshops. Come to reconnect with fellow northern musicians and join the Orchestra North Academy some excellent and enthusiastic music-making. What to expect?
-Focused symphony rehearsals preparing concert repertoire with professional leadership
-Beginning ensembles for strings and winds/brass under the direction of Kent Dykstra
-Opportunity to hear formal and informal concerts and events during the Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival (festival pass included with registration fee: $50 value).
-Networking opportunities for musicians in the north through activities and collaboration
-Practice space for any groups who wish to rehearse chamber music
-Opportunity to visit our strings luthier
-Smithers-style family folk dance
-Experience the gorgeous mountain setting of Smithers BC!
Thursday, August 16: Arrival in time for evening rehearsal
Friday August 17: 2 rehearsals (morning and evening) and optional afternoon workshop
Saturday August 18: dress rehearsal and 7:30pm concert.
-Symphony orchestra music will be provided in advance if desired
-Private lessons may be available from faculty and Academy if desired- indicate preferences in registration form
Registration for our 2 day Mini-ONSP will open late February. Early-bird registration is $75, includes full festival pass (valued at $50) and snacks. Family rates and bursaries may be available at request- contact us at
We are looking for a paid coordinator, or a volunteer coordination team, to help streamline and manage our volunteer activities- if either of these sound interesting to you, please get in touch with us at orchestranorth.com.
Orchestra North strives to be accessible to all musicians. For financial aid, scholarships and bursaries, please email
Questions? Check out our FAQ page Here