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 IOS program has given me the tools and experience to succeed as an orchestral musician, all in a highly professional and inspiring environment. For young musicians looking for a "real life" experience with a world class ensemble, look no further than the NACO/IOS. Working with some of the most respected orchestral musicians from around the world has given me a valuable perspective on exactly what it takes to live the life of an orchestra member, and has strengthened my commitment to further my studies and aim towards a professional career.” Jorie Butler-Geyer, violin, IOS 2016-17
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 May 1, 2017.
Apprentices of the Institute for Orchestral Studies receive full financial support for travel, tuition, and room and board.