SOA Bursary Program


The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Bursary Program assists SOA members to participate in summer musical development activities. Musicians aged 12 to 26 are encouraged to apply. 

Bursary Program Priorities

The following are the bursary program priorities as approved by the SOA Board of Directors:

Overall Priority: applications are welcome from all orchestral instrument players, but it is an overall priority of the Bursary Program to support string players

Priority 1: National Honour programs requiring an audition [e.g. National Youth Orchestra]

Priority 2: Support for eligible applicants incurring travel costs to participate in out-of-province programs that require an audition

Priority 3: 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 are:

  • Prairie Cello Institute
  • Regina Summer Strings
  • Saskatoon Suzuki Summer String Experience


Priority 4: Support for eligible applicants incurring travel costs to participate in non SOA-funded programs 

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: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Application forms are available from the links n the left-hand side-bar on this page. Applicants are required to obtain the signature of their teacher or ensemble director 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 26 are encouraged to apply. 

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