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Whispering River Music
A project of Ardeleana Chamber Music Society
Call for Violinist Intern
Whispering River Music is seeking a violinist to collaborate in the active development of a growing
community arts hub in Parry Sound and the surrounding communities through building and leading
creativity centered violin classes for students of all ages and skill levels, and at the same time serve as
section leader for a vibrant, welcoming community string orchestra with an active interest in developing
new Canadian concert music. The chosen candidate will also act as a mentor for young artists aged 15 –
30 working seasonally through Canada Summer Jobs programs, and be part of a creative team facilitating
a two week summer day camp offering music, art and musical theater.
Prospective employees will be able to forge creative connections between music, the arts and other
communities and disciplines, and will work on administrative tasks collectively with other members of the
creative / admin team. Work takes place in a collaborative environment alongside compassionate,
cooperative colleagues and volunteers. Long term employment opportunities with WRM are available
beyond the 23/24 season’s activities in the beautiful Biosphere region of Parry Sound and Georgian Bay.
For more information about our organization, visit www.whisperingrivermusic.com or find us on social
Violin Teacher – teach private violin / viola lessons and group string / violin classes for children and adults
– approximately 15 hours / week
Administrative Team Assistant – community engagement, event planning, lesson scheduling, promotional
material design, completing grant reports and applications, budgeting, basic website design, social media
updates, email communications and other administrative tasks involved in running a registered Canadian
charity/community music organization
– approximately 20 hours / week
Section Leader for Whispering River Orchestra’s main concert series – approx. 5 hours per week
● September 16th 2023
● December 21st 2023
● March 24th 2024
● June 21st 2024
Weekly orchestra rehearsals and leading one sectional per month
Clinician for special events / music programs occurring throughout the year
Premier / compose / perform works by Canadian composers
Participate in collaborative projects with northern artists and ensembles, participate in innovative
community programs, network with community members and local businesses
We are looking for someone who is an exceptional musician, and at the same time passionate about
working with others. A willingness to undertake and show aptitude for administrative tasks and/or graphic
design is an asset. Applicants should be excited to positively contribute to ongoing community projects
and events. All of these qualities are integral for success as a violinist in our team:
● A degree from a recognized university in Music
● Demonstrate ability to play the violin
● Readiness to perform in our innovative concert programs
● Creative flexibility and willingness to explore different musical genres and interdisciplinary arts
● Adaptability and ability to “go with the flow” as events change and evolve
● Passion for teaching
● Show initiative to be a part of the WRO community
● Strong sense of teamwork
Funding dependent on a Northern Ontario Heritage Funding Corp. (NOHFC) INTERNSHIP worth up to
$35,000 to $40,000 and/or funds from other sources such as Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) or the
Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Should the Internship not be granted, an interim solution for remuneration will
be offered with alternative funding.
Billeting close to or in Parry Sound and transportation fees can be accommodated upon request until
suitable accommodation can be found.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a sample of your playing by December 1st to:
Artistic Director: Brenda Margaret Muller
firstname.lastname@example.org | 705-996-0736
Ardeleana Chamber Music Society/Whispering River Music | A Registered Charity since 1987
267 McDougall Road, McDougall, ON P2A 0B3
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