Symphony on the Bay announces the 2016 Young Artists’ Competition

Symphony on the Bay announces the 2016 Young Artists’ Competition

Symphony on the Bay is excited to announce its 2016 competition for Young Artists. The annual competition is part of the Symphony’s ongoing efforts to connect with and provide opportunities for young musicians in our community. The winners of the Young Artists’ Competition are invited to perform with the orchestra during the upcoming season. The competition is open to orchestral instruments (woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings), harp, piano, and voice. The 2016 competition will select two outstanding competitors, one junior and one senior, to perform as soloists with the orchestra in a special concert presentation in late March or early April 2017

Contestants must submit an application form and fee along with a recording of themselves playing the selected music with piano accompaniment. The finalists and their accompanists will be invited to perform before a panel of judges on Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Burlington, Ontario. The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. Please see the Young Artists’ Competition page for more information.

Symphony on the Bay seeks applications for the Board of Directors

Symphony on the Bay (SOTB) is currently in its 42nd season. The name of the orchestra reflects our connection to both the Hamilton and Burlington communities. SOTB is a community orchestra comprised of professional players, semi-professional and amateur players. We perform six concerts per year, mostly in the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This schedule includes a four-concert subscription series, a concerto concert featuring local young artists and a Canada Day concert at the Burlington waterfront.

Our growing and progressive Board of Directors has a few openings for additional members. We are particularly interested in individuals with the following skill sets or background:

  • Legal (not-for-profit experience preferred)
  • Marketing and social media skills
  • Fund-raising
  • Governance
  • Leadership and project management

If you have a passion for supporting the arts in your community, please consider joining our dynamic Board. All those interested may apply to