About us

Our Mission:

OSYO welcomes young musicians to a progressive orchestral experience that ignites, encourages and enriches a love of music

Our Vision:

OSYO will be recognized for its excellence in development and performances through growth in all tiers, while balancing capacity and quality

What OSYO has to offer:

  • more than 70 years combined youth orchestra experience with a proven track record of excellence
  • 120+ musicians across 4 ensembles
  • Artistic Director and Symphony Conductor, Colin Clarke is recognized as one of the top youth orchestra conductors in Canada.
  • Sinfonia and Philharmonia Conductor, Caron Allen (a cellist) brings a wealth of experience to her work with younger string players
  • well established and award winning Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras  (GOLD! @ 2015 National Music Festival)
  • financially sound and independent organization
  • successful grant submissions to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and other granting agencies
  • experienced, elected board of directors
  • active, enthusiastic and engaged parent support groups
  • annual musicians retreat
  • participation in youth orchestra festivals (provincial, national, international)
  • weekly rehearsals with professional conductors
  • regular sectional coaching sessions with professional musicians
  • 3+ major concerts each season
  • access to an extensive music library (1100+ titles) resulting from the amalgamation of 2 well established youth orchestras
  • opportunity for musicians to participate and shine in the OSYO Chamber Ensembles (OSYO Symphony quartet have performed at the Moon Light fundraising events at the Royal Botanical Gardens)
  • outreach performance opportunities with other adult and youth orchestras  

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OSYO? please contact our Executive Director, Alan Montgomery ….. office@osyo.ca or on 289.815.0018