SOA Bursary Program

the deadline for 2023 bursary applications is quickly approaching.
The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Bursary Program assists SOA members to participate in musical development activities. The deadline to apply for a bursary April 30.
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The SOA is proud to support the development of musicians throughout Saskatchewan. Through research and support of program development, we learned there was a shortage of fiddle instructors in the province. Through a professional development opportunity, we would like to offer free online training to our members to aid the development of instructors. We are pleased to present the Model Fiddler Program by Roxanna Sabir. This is an eight-module online course for fiddler and violinists who are interested in teaching and preserving the art and tradition of fiddle music.
This course provides constructive steps to teach students from three years of age to adults, and focuses on technical pedagogy to the tradition and origins of Canadian Fiddle Music. The model fiddler shares tips, techniques, and strategies in a methodical approach allowing teachers to build their skills and learn as they teach.
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Our mission is to foster, support, and represent string and orchestral activities through advocacy, resource sharing and providing opportunities for learning and growth.

Our vision is an enhanced quality of life in Saskatchewan from stimulating a thriving orchestral community.

We perform our Mission and pursue our Vision with behaviours that demonstrate the following defining values:

Integrity – showing fairness and transparency; accepting accountability and managing our affairs according to the highest principles.

Flexibility – being responsive to the needs of members, innovative in our approaches, and sensitive to the application of rules and policies in ways that recognize unique community settings.

Openness – providing a welcoming environment that encourages new participants and demonstrates support for diversity.  

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