Young Artist Mentorship

Young Artist Mentorship Program 2024-25

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra proudly unveils its Young Artist Mentorship Program for the 2024-25 season. 

Committed to nurturing emerging talent, the Burlington Symphony Orchestra extends its mentorship to budding young artists from Halton and neighbouring regions. By facilitating their participation in symphonic rehearsals and performances, we aim to fortify the next wave of musicianship. Our core belief lies in fostering and augmenting the musical talent landscape, thereby enriching the community’s orchestral tapestry.

Program Insights

  • Eligible Young Artists have graced our 2023-24 Season line-up.
  • Chosen participants rehearsed and performed as integral BSO members.
  • BSO membership fees were waived for participants.
  • Each selected Artist is entitled to a Bursary of $100.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aspiring artists should be 21 years or younger at the application date.
  • Applicants must hold Canadian citizenship and either reside or undertake musical studies in Ontario.


For this season, our focus was primarily on strings: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

2023-24 Young Artists

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists for the 2023-24 Season include Marco Ma, Ryan Yu, Mailiha Mann and Zoe Higgins.

Looking Ahead

Interested in being a Young Artist with us next season? We are now accepting applications and inquiries.  Use the form below to contact us to indicate your interest.