Welcome to the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association!

This site provides information about SOA programs, grants, workshops, member organizations, news about the Saskatchewan orchestral community and more!


The SOA is looking for an Executive Director


To apply contact:

Jennifer Peak
Phone: 306-881-8378
E-mail: jennpeak@shaw.ca
Website: www.saskorchestras.com

The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association has an opportunity for a motivated individual to manage our administrative and financial activities. Our Executive Director maintains all financial records, prepares documents, assists our orchestra member groups, prepares our grant applications to SaskCulture, organizes and attends Board Meetings, meets with SaskCulture and other music ECO representatives, and manages all communication in and out of the organization, including social media and our website. 

A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication, knowledge of financial record-keeping and reporting, general knowledge of the Saskatchewan musical and orchestral community, and familiarity with SaskCulture grant procedures. 

Our current office is located in Regina, but this is negotiable. For a complete job description, please contact us.


Saskatchewan Orchestral Association

³ Our vision is to enhance the qulaity 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.

Current SOA Programs: 

2015-16 Grant Program

Deadline: November 1, 2015

If a submission deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, 
it is extended to the following business day.

2015 SOA Honour Orchestra 

November 6-7, 2015

Free String Workshops
at the 2015 Saskatchewan Music Conference

The SOA is offering two free string workshops as part of the upcoming Saskatchewan Music Conference in Regina on November 7th. String players of all levels are welcome. Workshop descriptions are below. If any of you or any of your members are interested in attending one or both of the workshops, please contact the SOA office.

Developing left hand technique for string players - Wayne Toews 

Sat. Nov. 7th 1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Delta Hotel Regina, Campania Room

Based on the teachings of Dounis, Applebaum, Karr and many others, Wayne Toews will share ideas and material to develop left hand flexibility, accuracy and endurance while accommodating individual differences and avoiding injury. The session is suitable for all string players from beginner to advanced.

Finding your fiddle groove! - Karley Parovsky 

Sat. Nov. 7th 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Delta Hotel Regina, Campania Room

Fiddle music is such a vast genre. There are many ways in which we can find our own unique fiddle groove! In the session we will discuss and experiment the different ways in which we can develop our own individual voices while learning some new tunes! Please bring a recording device if you’d like to record the session.


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