Saskatchewan Orchestral Association

³ Our vision is to enhance the quality 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.



Changes to Bursary Program

The SOA Board recently approved changes to the Bursary program. Effectively immediately, bursary allocations will be based on the following Board priorities:

Priority 1

Support for eligible applicants incurring travel costs to participate in out-of-province programs that require an audition

Priority 2

Support for eligible applicants incurring travel costs to attend SOA-funded summer camps which are at a distance in excess of 100 km from the applicant’s home community. SOA funded summer camps include:

  • Prairie Cello Institute
  • Regina Summer Strings
  • Saskatoon Suzuki Summer String Experience
  • SOA Conducting Workshop
  • SOA Saskatoon Summer String Workshop [new initiative]
  • Viva Violins

Priority 3

Support for eligible applicants incurring travel costs to participate in non SOA-funded programs 

It remains an overall priority of the Board to support string instrument players, but other instrumentalists may also apply.

While the Board also directed that there not be a limit to the amount that can be requested, it must be understood that not all applications may be funded nor funded in the full amount of the request, at the discretion of the jury.

Deadline: Monday, April 10 2017

Application forms are now available. Applicants will no longer be required to have a separate letter sent from their teacher or ensemble director, but will require their signature on the application form as evidence of their endorsement.

The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Bursary Program assists SOA members to participate in summer musical development activities. Musicians aged 12 to 24 are encouraged to apply. 

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