Saskatchewan Orchestral Association

³ Our vision is to enhance the quality of life in Saskatchewan by stimulating a thriving orchestral community.

³ Our mission is to support, foster and represent string and orchestral activities through advocacy, resource sharing and providing opportunities for learning and growth.


2016 SOA International Saito Conducting Workshop
July 16 to 23, 2016
Saskatoon, SK, Canada


SOA Bursary Program

The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association is now accepting applications to its 2016 Bursary Program.  The deadline this year is Monday, April 4th.

This program assists SOA members aged 12 to 24 to participate in musical development activities. These typically take place during the period April 1 – September 15 and include such opportunities as 

Regina Summer Strings

Saskatoon Suzuki Summer String Experience

Prairie Cello Institute

International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts

Laurentians Music Program

Rosamunde Summer Music Academy

NAC Young Artists Program

National Youth Orchestra,

Courtenay Youth Music Camp

National Music Camp of Canada

Orford Arts Centre.

Other programs, such as camps for fiddlers, may similarly qualify if they meet the objectives of the program and will certainly be considered.

Please note that in 2016 the SOA is planning to introduce some exciting changes to the Honour Orchestra program [strings only], scheduled to take place November 17-20. Pending confirmation of these details, the costs of participating in the 2016 Honour Orchestra program will likewise be eligible for bursary assistance.

Forms and program description are now available here.

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