The National Academy Orchestra of Canada (NAO)

The National Academy Orchestra of Canada whose mentor-apprentice approach is the only program of its type in Canada, provides on-the-job training for Canada’s finest music graduates, who are paired with mentors from Canada’s finest orchestras. They also receive career management advice in addition to a rigorous professional schedule of rehearsals and performance.

This fully professional orchestra is auditioned annually and 41 members selected from over 500 applications and has been invited to perform at the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Windermere in Muskoka and Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound. To date, over 1200 have graduated the program.


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