Orchestras Canada is the United Voice of Canadian orchestras

Orchestras Canada supports, connects, and challenges Canadian orchestras, helping orchestras accomplish together what they cannot do alone.


Photo: Orchestre Métropolitain. Credit: François Goupil.

What We Do

Orchestras Canada is the national association for Canadian orchestras. We offer workshops, conferences, and on-line exchange to connect orchestras across the country. Through research and analysis, we quantify and contextualize orchestras’ many contributions to their communities. We are an effective and persistent advocate for orchestras on the national level. We curate and share the most current resources on orchestras, management, and leadership. We host the Inventory of Orchestra Music Libraries, and we host an active on-line job board, to ensure that busy people have easy access to the knowledge they need throughout their careers.

Who We Serve

Orchestras Canada proudly serves and represents orchestras in every Canadian province, including youth and training orchestras, volunteer-driven and community-based smaller budget orchestras, as well as regional and major professional orchestras. We are also an effective connector between orchestras and suppliers to the industry, including music publishers, artist managers, and consultants.


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audience members reached by our member orchestras


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pieces in our Inventory of Orchestra Music Libraries

Orchestras Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of: