CANIMEX Mentorship Program

The Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) is proud to announce the launch of the new CANIMEX Mentorship Program, available exclusively to students enrolled in the Faculty of Music at the Université de Montréal (UdM).

The program is generously made possible by the CANIMEX Group and the RBC Foundation, and is in collaboration with the Faculty of Music of the UdM.

Twelve instrumentalists and one conductor will participate in the mentorship program from May 13 to 28, 2022. Students must be available during the entire span of these dates. 

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 has been a great passion ​of m​ine​ for over 50 years. It is with great pride that the ​OCM is launching this program which is an exceptional learning opportunity for young musicians.​” ​Says Boris Brott, artistic 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 on May 27, 2022, at the Maison symphonique.

There are no registration nor participation fees.

All participants of this program must provide proof of double vaccination. 

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


All the participating musicians will be paid in accordance with GMMQ (Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec) rates in line with the rehearsals and performance of OCM’s final concert (May 27, 2022). The following positions are available:


For the conducting student, the mentorship program will run from February 13 to May 28, 2022. This student will serve as the OCM’s assistant conductor for five concerts between February and May 2022. The student will have the opportunity to conduct the OCM during select rehearsals and may conduct during a concert. The student will receive private coachings from Maestro Brott and will take part in all professional development sessions and master classes in May 2022. The apprentice conductor will receive a monthly stipend from February to May 2022, and will be selected through a consultation process involving UdM’s conducting faculty and Maestro Boris Brott.


Musicians: The application form will be available online from January 10 to February 11th, 2022. The deadline for registration is February 11, 2022. Successful musician applicants will be informed of the results by March 4th, 2022.

In their application, musicians must include three links to audition videos on YouTube or another online platform:

  1. An orchestral excerpt from a Romantic work (Rachmaninoff, Brahms or Tchaikovsky)
  2. An orchestral excerpt from a work by Mozart
  3. An orchestral excerpt from a Baroque work

For more information on the program, please contact [email protected]

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