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Orchestra North Summer Program 2023 Prince George, BC

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This year's Program!


The Prince George Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra North Summer Program are excited to announce a new summer camp happening right here in Prince George! We welcome string players of all levels and ages to apply, and if registration numbers allow, select instrumentalists may be considered for chamber music and/or symphony orchestra. 

The Orchestra North Summer Program, Prince George, will be held from July 28 - Aug 1 2023, followed by a tour August 2-3 for select players.

Registration is now open! Click 'Apply Now' in the purple box above!

Regular registration will be open until July 15, 2023 after which a late fee may apply.

TA and Professional Development Opportunities

For our professionals and those wishing to be considered for TA positions or Academy placements, apply here: TA and Academy Application Form, ONSP Prince George 2023.

The Orchestra North Summer Program is dedicated to encouraging musical excellence and enthusiasm in northern BC. Now in its 10th season, we are inviting professional musicians and gifted university students to apply to get involved as performers, collaborators and/or teaching assistants. For more information see the Academy Page.


The Academy Program is based on a strong belief that all musicians are lifelong students of our craft because our art merits a constant striving for excellence, and seek to support this need through our Academy program. Professionals and advanced student player  (typically university-level) on any instrument are welcome to apply.


About this year's program:

Designed to help participants experience the joy of playing music in ensembles settings while developing their orchestral skills, the camp will also feature opportunities for chamber music and technical development. There will be ensembles for players of all levels of playing.

The summer camp is a collaboration between the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Conservatory of Music, and the Orchestra North Summer Program. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the BC Arts Council and the many volunteer hands that make this event possible! 

The camp will be led by experienced instructors Simon Macdonald (violin), Roxi Dykstra (violin/viola) and Flora Camuzet (cello), all who have special connections to northern BC. Click on names for links to bios.

The camp also welcomes other professionals and select advanced students for collaborative, professional development and TA positions.


Location and Contact Information

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This year's program will take place place from July 28 until August 1 at the Prince George Conservatory of Music, located at 3555 5th avenue in Prince George. Following, select players may be invited for a mini-tour to Smithers, August 2-3.

Any questions about registration or further information can be addressed to, or by calling the Prince George Conservatory at 250-564-7467.

Program Costs:

Thanks to generous sponsorship form the BC Arts Council, and the community of the Prince George Youth Symphony Orchestra, string camp fees are set at: $180+GST ($189). Families with multiple members will receive a cumulative discount of $30 per additional member. Accepted TA's receive full tuition bursaries.


Winds and brass are also welcome to register to play in the symphony for $80 + GST ($84) and may be eligible for the tour as well.

Payments may be made by cheque to the Prince George Symphony Orchestra (indicate participant name(s) in the memo line). In person at the PGSO box office, or online at A service charge for credit card and online orders will be applied.

Regular registration will be open until July 15, 2023 after which a late fee may apply.

Please inquire if financial aid options are needed.

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