January 2017 - Orchestra Toronto seeks executive director

Orchestra Toronto has directed a committee of its board of directors to immediately conduct a search for its next Executive Director.

Orchestra Toronto has asserted itself as ‘the crown jewel’ of Canadian community orchestras. Its musicians, staff, and volunteers are driven by passion and excellence. The Executive Director will be expected to support the growth of the organization with specific attention to the administrative, production, marketing and fundraising operations of the ensemble.

The Executive Director role is a permanent part-time position (four days a week) that requires excellent leadership skills, experience in the administration of a large arts organization and the ability to provide strategic advice to a volunteer board of directors and act as the Hub of orchestra information and operations.

The Executive Director will play a prominent role in the development and promotion of Orchestra Toronto through the support of membership policies, fundraising, marketing, recruitment, and will act as the ‘ambassador’ of the OT brand.

Orchestra Toronto invites qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and CV by e-mail to the address below no later than February 28th, 2017.

Executive Director Job Posting Press Release PDF

Executive Directory Job Posting PDF

January 2017 - A fond farewell to Samantha Little, Executive Director

Orchestra Toronto is sad to announce that our Executive Director, Samantha Little is leaving us. Samantha has been presented with an opportunity that will allow her to further develop her professional skills and interests in the arts community.

Under her administrative stewardship, Orchestra Toronto has re-asserted itself as ‘the crown jewel’ of Canadian community orchestras – driven by passion and excellence.

“Samantha has been a key driving force behind the success we’ve enjoyed at Orchestra Toronto over the past number of years. We will miss her energy and insights and wish her all the best in her new adventure, ”says Orchestra Toronto’s Board Chair, Sharyn Goldberg. “Now, we must turn our attention to finding the right person who can build on Samantha’s achievements.”

Samantha will support a committee of the Board in the search for a new Executive Director. She will stay on through a transition period until the end of the 2016-17 season at the end of June.

Official Press Release PDF

Septembre 2016 - City Life Magazine has featured our student fellow trumpeters Matisse and Aled Blundell!


Aled and Matisse (photo courtesy of mycitylife.ca)


We couldn't be prouder of this dynamic duo!  Read the full article here.


2015-16 Concert Master Selection

Corey-GemmellWe are delighted to announce Corey Gemmell as our new concertmaster!
We are proud to announce that after two rounds of auditions, numerous applicants and five wonderful finalists who each performed a concert with us this past season we have selected Corey Gemmell as our new permanent Concertmaster!

Corey Lyle Gemmell, violinist, has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada, Germany, the United States and China. Mr. Gemmell is concertmaster of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.  He has performed in this role with the Boris Brott National Academy Orchestra, Elora Festival Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra.  An avid chamber musician Mr. Gemmell has toured and recorded extensively as a member of Ensemble Vivant.  He is also a member of the Elgin String Quartet and the National Piano Trio.  He often performs with New Music Concerts, including their 2016 tour to Beijing, and Array Music.  Mr. Gemmell taught at the University of Western Ontario, the Royal Conservatory of Music and is a member of the Royal College of Examiners.  He is on faculty at the National Music Camp of Canada. Corey Gemmell can be heard in recordings of Brahms, Ravel, Robert A. Baker and works by David Eagle and Hope Lee.  He was one of the contributing artists to record the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2013 release of their Violin Syllabus on compact disc.

In celebration of his appointment, Mr. Gemmell will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8 “Winter” at our December 11th, 2016 season concert; “Youth at the Holidays”.

We are delighted to have Corey on board and look forward to our upcoming season with him.
For the Press Release;
OT New Concertmaster Announcement 2016 PR

Media Appearances

Orchestra Toronto's Maestro Kevin Mallon and the Orchestra Toronto Brass Quartet appeared on Rogers TV Daytime Toronto May 26th, 2015

Media Information

Maestro Kevin Mallon-Music Director