May 31 to June 17, 2022 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program
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Hone your orchestral skills under the mentorship of the musicians of one of North America’s leading orchestras. This unique side-by-side program offers exceptional learning opportunities, including rehearsals and performances of major contemporary and classic symphonic works with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Open to instrumental and conducting candidates

Applications are open to instrumentalists aged 18+ who are completing their performance degree, are on the audition circuit, or have recently started a position in a professional orchestra. International applicants welcome.

Conducting candidates should be in their final year of study in a conducting program or in the early stages of their career and have a wide knowledge of orchestral repertoire. In 2021-22, this is open to Canadian conducting candidates only. 

A limited number of participants in associated fields such as composition, arts administration, and production will also participate in the program by invitation.

All participants will receive an honorarium, free accommodations, and a meal allowance. Travel subsidies will be available.