The Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS) is an apprenticeship program designed to prepare highly talented young musicians towards successful orchestral careers. It was established in 2006 under the guidance of former Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, and is funded by the National Arts Centre Foundation through the National Youth and Education Trust.
“The Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS) gave me the opportunity to apprentice with superb musicians in a hands-on, integrative learning environment. It is an ideal stepping stone for young professionals.” IOS 2012-2013 Apprentice Aaron Schwebel (Associate Concertmaster, Canadian Opera Company)
If you fit the criteria, please consider applying. To do so, please first review the details of what’s involved:
The deadline for applications is September 15, 2016
Applications for the 2016-2017 IOS season are now closed.
Apprentices of the Institute for Orchestral Studies receive full financial support for travel, tuition, and room and board.