Due to the on-going labour actions, we are sorry to inform you that our Orchestra Festival 2020 has been cancelled. Any cheques that has been received will be returned as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at our 2021 Festival.

Ontario Strings Association's annual Orchestra Festival offers performance and clinic opportunities to string and symphonic orchestras from across our province. This non-competitive, “friendly” festival is meant to build and foster the community you have built with your ensemble throughout the year. The festival offers a storage facility for instruments and cases, a warm-up room, a great performance venue and a valuable clinic provided to each ensemble with professional, like-minded clinicians. In addition to this structure, there are opportunities for:

✓ Feedback from multiple clinicians

✓ Conducting feedback

✓ Recognition of the leaders within your ensemble with a Leadership award

This Festival is a great opportunity for your ensemble to receive feedback before your final Spring Concert and an opportunity to receive an invitation to perform at The Nationals of MusicFest Canada. All levels of string and symphonic orchestra are welcome!


A complete registration package includes:

  • Completion and submission of online registration form by January 17, 2020 (applications accommodated on a first come/first served basis)

  • Entry Fee of $275 per ensemble (cheques payable to the Ontario Strings Association) which includes a one year OSA membership for the ensemble director. *** Please send payment/cheque to Ian Medley, Festival Coordinator - 14 Nipissing Drive, Toronto, ON M9B 4V5.·

~ Registrations must be received by January 17, 2020 ~

We will be contacting you for seating plan, repertoire list, and other ensemble details once your registration is confirmed. Each ensemble will have 25 minutes of time on stage, which must include set up/tuning time. Performance of repertoire should not exceed 20 minutes. *Please note, ensembles larger than 65 should choose York University to facilitate staging.

Please email osafestival@gmail.com for more information