NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program 
Application and audition requirements

Who can apply?

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. 

One participant for every NAC Orchestra member (full string, full brass, full wind, and full percussion/timpani sections) will be selected to take part in the 2022 Program.

Conducting candidates should be in their final year of study  at one of the top schools of music’s 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.

People who identify as IBPoC, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S+ are highly encouraged to submit an application! 

How to apply

  • step 1
    Record your audition materials in a video format and upload to YouTube. Review the Audition recording guidelines to ensure your submission meets the criteria.
  • step 2
    Complete and submit your application form before February 7, 2022.


Audition requirements

Instrumental candidates must submit a video recording or video playlist of new recordings of ALL of the audition materials for your instrument: Strings | Brass | Woodwinds | Percussion

Follow the recording guidelines to ensure your audition materials are accepted.

Conducting candidates must submit a video recording, a CV or resume, a repertoire list, a statement of philosophy, and at least one letter of recommendation.