Apprentice Conductor Applications Open for 2017!
As part of our Education and Outreach programs, Orchestra Toronto, one of the foremost community orchestras in Canada, is seeking talented and dynamic apprentice conductors. This volunteer position provides a unique opportunity for a young conductor to advance his/her skills in an artistically stimulating environment. We will be selecting up to five apprentices for our 2017-18 season, one per concert cycle.  Orchestra Toronto presents five concerts each season in the acoustically superb George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. For more information about Orchestra Toronto please visit

  • A chance to conduct Orchestra Toronto in rehearsal at the discretion of the Music Director, Kevin Mallon
  • Score study with our Music Director
  • Assist with conducting rehearsals and sectionals
  • Formal announcement of the appointment and recognition of the position in Orchestra Toronto publicity
  • Exposure to professional operations of a symphony orchestra, including Production, Marketing and Fundraising
  • Professional support and mentoring from Executive Director, Jennie Worden

Program Applicant Requirements;

  • an undergraduate degree or commensurate experience in Orchestral Conducting in an academic or professional setting
  • a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire
  • availability for Thursday evening rehearsals from 7:30-10:00 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by August 26, 2017 by E-mail or mail to:

Jennie Worden
Executive Director
Orchestra Toronto
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto ON, M2N 6R8

We thank everyone for their applications. However, this is a highly competitive programme and only selected applicants will be contacted.