Awards and Honourariums

All 2019 members, except the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize and Award of Excellence winners, will receive a $1,200 Achievement Award in Fall 2019 upon successful completion of the NYO Canada program.

NYO Canada Award of Excellence

NYO Canada will award ten orchestra members an Award of Excellence valued at $5,000.

Students will need to prepare the regular audition repertoire as well as any additional excerpts indicated in the audition packet.

If you would like to be considered for an Award of Excellence, you must indicate this on the application form. At the end of the application process, you will be prompted to submit the following:

  • Music Resumé (2 pages maximum) with your name and instrument at the top of the page;

  • A paragraph detailing the following with your name and instrument at the top of the page:
    Describe your musical goals and how NYO Canada’s training program will help you to achieve these goals.

Please combine these materials into one pdf file before you start your application online. Save the pdf file with the following title format:
       <Full Name>.pdf

       Example of your pdf document name: John Doe.pdf

Award of Excellence recipients will be notified upon their acceptance in the Orchestra. Awards will be dispersed in the fall of 2019 upon successful completion of the NYO Canada program.

Instrumentalists who would like to be considered for an Award of Excellence should click here.

Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize:

Instrumentalists who would like to be considered for the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize should click here.