The OSI can count on the collaboration of many partners to carry out its mission.

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Through its partnership with the University, OSI offers students from the Concordia Music department the following opportunities:

  • Take part in weekly practices
  • Take part in concerts in Montreal and outside of the city.
  • Take part in open sight-reading sessions.
  • Invited to audition for annual OSI concerto contest — the concert to be held in Montreal or in the Montreal region /or invited to audition for annual concerto contest held by the Department of Music.
  • The OSI to play contemporary pieces composed by students from the department at occasions such as sightreading sessions which will take place once a year.

Students who are accepted into Concordia Universty’s music program are deemed at the appropriate level to play in OSI. A written recommendation from the student’s private lesson instructor will also be considered.

For any student enrolled with OSI as a course (MPER201; MPER301; MPER401), a Concordia University Music professor is required to supervise the student’s progress by attending at least one rehearsal as well as the performance. OSI will waive the session fee for Concordia students who are enrolled in the orchestra as an official course with the university. Three (3) credits will be allocated to enrolled students participating in OSI all year.

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The McGill Conservatory of Music, in conjunction with the Orchestre symphonique de l’Isle, will hold the first edition of its Music Concerto Competition in 2017.
Chef : Cristian Gort

Competition date: Sunday March 26th, 2017 (beginning at 2pm)
McGill Conservatory of Music, 555 Sherbrooke West, Clara Lichtenstein Hall (Room C209)

Concert date: Saturday June 17th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Schulich School of Music, Pollack Hall
Must also be available for dress rehearsal Monday June 12th, 6:45pm


  • Open to registered string and piano students of the McGill Conservatory of Music as well as students of Montréal based Suzuki Association of the Americas registered teachers. Piece must be Baroque, Classical or Romantic and have easily available orchestral parts, maximum duration 15 minutes. Any requested piece that is not in these categories must be approved by Cristian Gort prior to registration.
  • There will be three age categories: based on age as of date of performance on June 17th
  • 1 winner category: 10 and under
    1 winner category: 11-14
    1 winner category: 15 and older, provided that the student is amateur.
    (Entrant must never have been registered in a post-secondary professional music training program.)
  • Option to award: 1 special prize – if recommended by the jury
  • Jury will consist of two professional musicians from Montreal in addition to Cristian Gort.
  • Before performing, each instrumentalist must provide a copy of their piece to the jury (3 copies required). The winner will receive no monetary award. They will receive an audio recording of the concert and have the right to take photos or video during the concert with OSI.
  • Application fee: $50, payable by check to McGill Conservatory of Music. For information to submit payment and to apply, please follow this link