Orchestras Canada

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Katherine Carleton (Executive Director)
PO Box 2386
Peterborough, ON, K9J 2Y8

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Welcome to Orchestras Canada!

We are a national membership organization for Canadian orchestras. Our mission is to be the united national voice of the Canadian orchestral community, furthering and enriching the work of Canadian orchestras through programs and services in both official languages. We seek to be at the forefront of advocacy and leadership development for Canadian orchestras, taking informed action for the benefit of orchestras and the communities they serve.

Orchestras Canada is based in Peterborough, Ontario, and staff’s efforts are supplemented by skilled consultants based in centres across the country. Our activities are overseen by a national board of directors (made up of 12 elected members, and up to five ex officio voting members, including representatives from the American Federation of Musicians and the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians). We have member orchestras in every Canadian province, and our membership includes 193 professional, community, youth and training orchestras and related organizations, along with hundreds of individuals who share our commitment to the Canadian orchestral movement. We welcome your participation!

Orchestras Canada is a registered charity and a provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization.