CANIMEX Mentorship Program

The Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) is proud to announce the second edition of the CANIMEX Mentorship Program. The program is generously made possible by the CANIMEX Group, and many individual donors. Once again, the program is presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal.

Fourteen instrumentalists and one conductor will participate in the mentorship program from 5 to 20 June, 2023

This unique program is an exceptional learning opportunity that includes rehearsals and a side-by-side concert with members of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, one of the most distinguished and long-established ensembles in Canada.

Training and propelling the careers of young musicians is an important mission of the OCM’s. It is with great pride that we are presenting this 2nd edition of the program which is an exceptional learning opportunity for young musicians.says Taras Kulish, Executive Director of the OCM.

The program will include master classes, encounters with internationally renowned conductors and musicians, and sessions on creating professional tools (resume, website, social media). It will culminate with the students’ paid participation in OCM’s end-of-season concert FIRE & ICE on June 20th, 2023, at the Maison symphonique.

This year, the CANIMEX Mentorship program will be led by renowned conductor Alain Trudel.  

The OCM sincerely thanks the sponsors and collaborators of this new program:

The Musicians

After a first selection already made, we are still looking for the following instrumentalists:

1 violin
1 cello
1 oboe
1 horn
1 trumpet
1 trombone


A day of auditions will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 (10am to 2pm) in room B-420 at the Faculty of Music at the Université de Montréal. 

Contrasting works (in total approximately 12 minutes of music) chosen by the candidates. There will possibly a sight reading test. No accompaniment needed. Please have a copy of your music for the judges. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday February 28th, 2023 at 11:59pm. 

The successful candidates will be informed of their selection by Thursday March 9th, 2023

For more information on the program feel free to write to: [email protected] 


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