NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition
  • Event DateJanuary 31 - February 20, 2023
  • TimeAll Day
  • TypeVirtual
  • Event Linknac-cna.ca

About NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

Total awards up to $21,700
The NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition encourages the pursuit of excellence on the part of young Canadian instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers. Each year, a jury identifies deserving recipients through audition and competition.

2023 Competition: Strings and harp
For the 2023 competition, applications will be accepted for stringed instruments – violin, viola, cello, double bass – and the harp.

Preliminary auditions and the final competition will take place at the University of Ottawa School of Music in downtown Ottawa, Ontario from April 21 to 23, 2023. Applicants must be available for the duration of the competition.

The NACO Bursary Competition is open to students following a recognized course of music study in preparation for a career as a professional orchestral musician. Applicants must be between 16 and 26 years of age as of the application closing date, and have a connection to the National Capital Region (eg: grew up in Ottawa, or are currently studying in Ottawa).

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