We're Hiring!

Enjoy the magic of Georgian Bay while working in the field of music. Gain performing and teaching skills. Advance your playing skills. Be a vital part of developing a community music program.




Open to any string player ages of 15 - 30.

Salary: $15.25 per hour, for a total of approximately $4,880 over 8 weeks

Duration: 40 hour/week, 8 weeks, Flexible hours. Approx. June 5th - July 17th, Aug 27- Sept 5th, and Sept 9th - 11th. 

Qualifications: must be able to play violin, viola, cello, or bass proficiently, administration skills a plus.

Employer: Ardeleana Chamber Music Society (Whispering River Orchestra) is a registered Canadian Charity working in the cultural sector and field of Canadian Music since 1987. In Parry Sound we work under the name “Whispering River Orchestra.” 


Description: As a member of the Whispering River Community Orchestra for 8 weeks, you will have the opportunity to further develop your expertise on a stringed instrument, and advance your employment-ready skills in communication, team work and teaching. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced, qualified professional musicians and teachers. Our mentors are leading Canadian professional string players with backgrounds in orchestral and chamber music performance who bring their artistry to the emerging field of Community Music. You will, with their guidance, be a key part of building the orchestra and a community music program in Parry Sound.  


To accomplish this, you will play in a youth orchestra as well as the Whispering River Community Orchestra, rehearse professional level string orchestral and chamber music, and perform at venues such as parks, churches, concert halls, visitors’ centers, and a Pow Wow.  You will perform concerts in and around Parry Sound for a variety of events in a variety of venues. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in Arts Administration and gain valuable work experience by helping produce the Riversongs Cultural Fall Fair. You will gain valuable teaching experience at the orchestra’s Riversongs Day Camp where you will tutor young students with the supervision of professional teachers. You will have the chance to work with artists of other disciplines as part of innovative inter-arts projects for the community throughout the 8 weeks. You will gain valuable performing experience by working one-on-one with leading professionals in over 10 performances.


Billeting close to or in Parry Sound is available in a communal setting. Your own transportation is an asset if you are planning to be billeted.

Apply with a resume to whipseringriverorchestra@gmail.com

Contact us or call at 705-996-0736 for any questions