EPO Student Scholarship

The Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra provides scholarships each season for up to FOUR instrumentalists: any combination of violin, viola, cello, bass, french horn, trumpet, tuba or percussion. Students must be in either secondary school or college/university. Past recipients of the EPO student scholarship are permitted to reapply each season.

The goal of this scholarship is to provide young musicians with orchestral experience and some financial support to develop their skills and build their experience.

The EPO season lasts from September 2023 to May 2024 – specific dates will be communicated to successful candidates. All successful candidates will be expected to attend all EPO rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays, 7:30-10:00pm at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke. Most performances also take place at Martingrove Collegiate Institute. Please refer to our website at www.eporchestra.ca for more details.

Deadline: May 12th, 2023

Auditions will be held on June 21, 2023 at a neighborhood location.

Audition Requirements: (subject to change)

  • Perform a solo of at least grade 8 RCM level without accompaniment
  • Excerpts of orchestral repertoire from our upcoming season chosen by the adjudicators.

It is expected that the value of a full scholarship will be approximately $1000.

If interested, please contact the orchestra manager at manager@eporchestra.ca or 416-239-5665.

Application Form

Student Scholarship Sponsors

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Remenyi House of Music
Rotary Club of Etobicoke

Scholarship Winners

2022/2023 Season

  • Rachael McKay, Trumpet
  • Sofia Rodrigues, Violin

2019/2020 Season

  • Aidan Prendergast, Percussion
  • Alec Roy, Cello
  • Iman Hussein, Double Bass
  • Jamal Allicock, Violin
  • Kelly Lee, Violin
  • Marija Ivicevic, Violin
  • Surbhi Rao, Cello


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