CANIMEX MENTORING PROGRAM - 3rd edition (2024)

The Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) is proud to announce the third edition of the CANIMEX mentoring program. This program is offered to musicians with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in music (or be in their final year of 1st cycle) and aged 30 and under (eligible non-students). The program is generously supported by the CANIMEX Group, in collaboration with the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music..

Thirteen young instrumentalists and one conductor will have the chance to take part in the mentoring program from June 3 to 18, 2024. Under the direction of Maestro Jacques Lacombe, this unique mentoring program is an exceptional learning opportunity that includes the chance to work and play side-by-side with members of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, one of Canada’s oldest and most distinguished ensembles.

I can say that the OCM mentorship program served as a bridge between my life as a music student and a new reality, that of a professional musician with a promising career”, says a former participant of the program.

The program will include master classes, coachings from professional musicians, lectures and courses to hone their skills. The program will also include two paid concerts: a concert-recital featuring the program participants on Thursday, June 6, 2024, as well as an orchestra concert at the Maison Symphonique on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, which will conclude the program. This will be a wonderful professional opportunity to perform in OCM’s grand end-of-season concert.

There are no registration or participation fees, and all musicians will be paid according to GMMQ (Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec) rates for rehearsals and concerts on June 18, 2023.


  • 3 violins
  • 1 viola
  • 1 cello
  • 1 double bass
  • 1 flute
  • 1 oboe
  • 1 clarinet
  • 1 bassoon
  • 1 horn
  • 1 trumpet
  • 1 trombone
  • 1 assistant conductor



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