AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
ALTO AND TENOR WANTED FOR SEPTEMBER for the semi-professional choir of St. George’s on the Hill Anglican Church. High church liturgy with innovative repertoire. Remuneration to be negotiated. Contact Karen Rymal, organist/choir director at email@example.com
AVAILABLE PRO BONO POSITIONS FOR MUSICIANS at the KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: Sectional Horn, Principal Trumpet, Associate (or 2nd) Trumpet, Associate (or 2nd) Trombone and 3rd (bass) Trombone, as well as sectional Violinists, Violists, Cellists and Contrabassists. The KSO is an audition-based community orchestra that rehearses once a week (Tuesday evenings) at the state-of-the-art Cornell Recital Hall in Markham (407 ETR and 9th Ln). Led by the charismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Orchestra is enjoying an enormous popularity among York Region’s residents and continues to attract avid audiences across the GTA. Interested musicians are invited to e-mail General Manager Jobert Sevilleno at GM@KSOrchestra.ca and visit www.KSOrchestra.ca for more information.
BASS SECTION LEAD POSITION - Leaside United Church, Toronto, with Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-696-6051.
BASS/BARITONE SECTION LEAD needed at THE CHURCH OF INCARNATION (Bayview and Sheppard area) to assist the choir during weekly and special seasonal worship services. This paid, renewable contract position begins Sept 2014 or as soon as possible, and ends June 2015 (current term). The expected time commitment is approximately 3-4 hours a week including a Thursday night rehearsal and Sunday morning service. Prior vocal and/or instrumental music experience and training, good sight-reading skills, a positive and team-oriented attitude, and familiarity with the Anglican order of service are all preferred attributes of potential candidates.
BEL CANTO SINGERS ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS! We are a 40 voice SATB choir, under the direction of Linda Meyer. Repertoire includes classical, music theatre, folk, jazz and pop tunes. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at St. Nicholas Anglican Church. Website: www.belcantosingers.ca. Contact Elaine Joly at 416-699-4585.
BELL’ARTE SINGERS. OPEN REHEARSAL on Sep 13, 1:00 for experienced choral singers. Join the choir for one hour to experience the group and some of its repertoire. All voice types are welcome; choristers are auditioned before membership is finalized. Music room, Riverdale Collegiate, 1094 Gerrard St. E. www.bellartesingers.ca.
BURLINGTON CIVIC CHORALE IS HOLDING AUDITIONS for new choir members interested in singing classical, baroque, opera, folksong, Broadway and vocal jazz selections. Contact Gary Fisher at 905-632-2085. www.burlingtoncivicchorale.ca.
CALLING ALL LADIES WHO LIKE TO SING A CAPPELLA MUSIC! Scarborough Chorus (Sweet Adelines) is holding an Open House on Wednesday Sept 3 at St Paul’s L’Amoreaux Church at 3333 Finch Ave E (basement) in Scarborough. For more information contact Dianne Clare at 647-290-4397 or email@example.com. Check us out at www.scarboroughchorus.com or see our Facebook page.
CHOPS FLOPPY? SIGHT READING GONE? Why not come down to the 48th Highlanders of Canada Brass & Reed Band, and get back in shape? We need clarinets and saxophones and the odd trombone. Tubas more than welcome. There are minimal military hassles and we have fun doing what we all love to do – PLAY. Call Mike at 905 898-3438 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Moss Park Armouries, Tuesday nights from 8-10.
COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA (www.ccorchestra.org) welcomes volunteer musicians for Monday evening rehearsals, downtown Toronto. We’re especially looking for trombones and strings. Email email@example.com.
DO YOU DRIVE? DO YOU LOVE THE WHOLENOTE? You can share the love and earn a little money at the same time. The WholeNote occasionally adds new drivers with vehicles to our list of stalwart wonderful people who reliably deliver our magazines, 9 times a year, rain or shine (or snow!) to locations in the GTA and well beyond. If you’d like to be on the list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HANNAFORD YOUTH BANDS WILL HOLD AUDITIONS on Saturday, September 13. For brass and percussion players between the ages of 10 and 24, these bands provide excellent opportunities to develop musical skills in the brass band world: Hannaford Junior, Hannaford Community and Hannaford Youth Band. Weekly rehearsals, performances & competitions opportunities. Info at hannafordyouth.ca
KAWARTHA YOUTH ORCHESTRA IS HOLDING AUDITIONS for all orchestral instruments on Sept 6, various times. Young musicians from 12 to 24 are invited to apply. Sadlier House, 751 George St., Peterborough. To book: 705-931-7539. www.thekyo.org.
LOVE BROADWAY SONGS? HAVE MUSICAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE? The Yorkminstrels Show Choir wants you! SATB, under direction of Judy Scott-Jacobs. Repertoire mostly Broadway, plus contemporary selections, oldies, seasonal music. Perform off-book with simple choreography; 12-15 concerts per season. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings. Willowdale/Cummer area. Info: 416-229-9313 or email@example.com Website: www.yorkminstrels.com
MUSIKAY IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR EXPERIENCED choristers interested in singing Renaissance and baroque music. Minimum three years choral experience and exceptional choral skills expected. 905-825-9740. For details: www.oakville-ensemble.ca.
NORTH YORK CONCERT ORCHESTRA is interested in welcoming new players for the 2014-15 season. We are a community orchestra which rehearses throughout the year on Weds. nights, York Mills Collegiate in Don Mills. There are four subscription concerts and several outreach opportunities. Especially interested in hearing from violinists and string bass players. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
OASIS VOCAL JAZZ Toronto’s longest running close harmony group is looking for a deep bass. Should have strong background in choral singing with some exposure to singing vocal jazz. A minimum one year commitment requested. Contact:
PETERBOROUGH SYMPHONY AUDITIONS for community instrumental musicians on September 10th at 7pm, other dates by appointment. Call 705-742-1992 or info <@> thepso.org www.thepso.org
SENSIBLE VOCAL TRAINING Build. Restore. Refurbish your Voice. Whether you just want to tone and tune up, or have a burning desire to raise the bar and advance your vocal abilities, this training is ideal! Call for an introductory session. If you’re a beginner, no worries; we build from scratch!! Phone Pattie Kelly (905)271-6896 vocalsense.ca
THE CELLAR SINGERS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! All rehearsals open (ability to read music preferred) and under direction of Mitchell Pady. First rehearsal: Wed, St. Paul’s United Church Orillia, 7:15pm; then Gravenhurst to December when we return to Orillia. Website: TheCellarSingers.com or Info@TheCellarSingers.com
THE GLEE IN ME! Enjoy singing gorgeous four-part arrangements, led by David Warrack. Music provided, plus recordings to help you learn: Mozart’s Ave Verum, Beethoven’s Bless the Lord, Medley from Les Miserables, plus other popular standards. Performing opportunities in the community. Tuesday night class starts October 7. www.avenueroadartsschool.com
THE WYCHWOOD CLARINET CHOIR
(www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.com) welcomes enthusiastic clarinet players to audition for a place in our group. All ages welcome. Tuesdays 7:30-10 PM
TORONTO BEACH CHORALE ANNOUNCES ITS “CHORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM”
TBC inaugurates its “Choral Scholars Program” offering one FREE YEAR of choir membership. All voices between 19 & 24 years of age eligible to audition. www.torontobeachchorale.com First rehearsal: Sept.3rd - Wednesdays 7-9:30pm, Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.)
TORONTO BEACH CHORALE has openings for all voices. We are a concert choir rehearsing and performing in the Beach and participating in community events. Are you an enthusiastic singer wanting to enhance your vocal skills and expand your knowledge of music? Contact Brian McIntosh email@example.com (416) 817-2606 www.torontobeachchorale.com
FOR SALE / WANTED
FOR SALE - CONCERT BAND MUSIC SCORES AND PARTS: a wide selection is available in a variety of genres (opera, marches, show tunes, anthems, Italian repertoire). For list of titles and prices, please contact Emily 905- 547-4390, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRENCH HORN FOR SALE: One-of-a-kind double horn (Reynolds prototype for Selmer), one owner since 1978, excellent condition. Suitable for advanced student or working musician. email@example.com
WHILE YOUR GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS: Garage band days just a hazy memory? Your lovely old guitar / violin / clarinet is crying out to be played! There’s someone out there who’d love to love it, and give it new life. Sell your unused instruments with a WholeNote classified ad: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS: beginner to advanced from one of Toronto’s finest classical guitar instructors and nationally renowned author of many guitar publications. Located in midtown Toronto. classicalguitartoronto.com, or email@example.com.
COMPLIMENTARY SIMPLY SING WORKSHOP with Vocal Coach & Author Tammy Frederick Sun Sept 28, 1 – 2 pm
www.simplysing.ca RSVP: 416-850-0972.
EAST YORK HOUSE OF THE ARTS: Flute, piano, guitar, theory lessons, RCM and audition preparation. Contact 647-801-3456, firstname.lastname@example.org,
FLAMENCO GUITAR LESSONS with award winning professional Spanish Canadian Flamenco guitarist. Roncesvalles/High Park area. Contact email@example.com
FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS, RCM EXAM PREPARATION: Samantha Chang, Royal Academy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT. 416-293-1302, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW ACCEPTING PRIVATE STUDENTS: international concert pianist with 30 years’ experience (Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto). All ages and levels welcome, central location. email@example.com, 416-546-6664.
PIANO LESSONS: personalized instruction by experienced teacher, concert pianist EVE EGOYAN (M. Mus., L.R.A.M., F.R.S.C.). All ages and levels. Downtown location. firstname.lastname@example.org or 416- 603-4640.
PRIVATE LESSONS IN ALL LEVELS OF RUDIMENTS, THEORY AND PIANO in central Burlington. Please contact Natalie at 888-359-5670.
SINGING STUDIO OF DEBORAH STAIMAN – introductory masterclass on Sept 28 at 2pm. Musical theatre/audition preparation, using textual analysis and other interpretative tools for the sung monologue. Yonge and Eglinton area, call for exact location. 416-483-9532. $55(participant)/$35(auditor).
VOICE LESSONS – experienced, professional & supportive teacher. All ages & levels, adult beginners welcome. Contact: Grant Allert B.mus. 416-910-9605,
BARD – EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorder and virginal available to provide background atmosphere for teas, receptions or other functions – greater Toronto area. For rates and info call 905-722-5618 or email us at email@example.com.
TRUMPET PLAYER AND SINGER seeks ensemble (standards/jazz/soul/blues/pop). Phone Mark at 416-803-5531.E-mail:
ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICE for small business and individuals, to save you time and money, customized to meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985.
DO YOU HAVE PRECIOUS MEMORIES LOST ON OLD RECORDS, TAPES, PHOTOS etc.? Recitals-gigs-auditions-air checks-family stuff. 78’s-cassettes-reels-35mm slides-etc. ArtsMediaProjects will restore them on CD’s or DVD’s. Call George @ 416-910-1091.
MUSIC ENGRAVING/COPYING: FOR PERFORMANCES, RECORDINGS, ETC.: well-laid-out, publisher-quality scores and parts; also transposition, piano reductions, proofreading. firstname.lastname@example.org;
VENUES AVAILABLE / WANTED
ARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT OR RECITAL? Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor Street United Church. Phone: 416-924-7439 x22. Email: email@example.com.
PERFORMANCE / REHEARSAL / STUDIO / OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: great acoustics, reasonable rates, close to Green P Parking, cafés & restaurants. Historic church at College & Bellevue, near Spadina. Phone 416-921-6350. E-mail