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.


The Saskatchewan Honour Orchestra ls welcoming auditions from accomplished youth string players!

The 2016 Saskatchewan Honour Orchestra is accepting auditions for musicians interested in performing in a string orchestra under the direction of Janna Sailor. Originally from Saskatoon, Janna Sailor currently conducts the Vancouver Youth Symphony Debut Orchestra and assumed the roles of Assistant Conductor with both the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2015-16 season. Janna also enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral and freelance violinist, performing with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and Tafelmusik.

This year's Saskatchewan Honour Groups rehearsal weekend and concert will be in Saskatoon, November 17-19. lt will be televised on SaskTelMax, and is great advocacy for programs across the province. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to work with a talented guest conductor, and to connect with other accomplished musicians from across the province.

Contributing studio and school teachers are acknowledged in the program.

Please note the extended audition deadline of 

June 3, 2016. 

Complete information about auditions can be found on the Honour Groups website:

Questions? Contact Katya MacDonald, 2016 Honour Orchestra Coordinator



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


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