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The TSO is offering virtual Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) certifications, which meet the experiential learning and certification areas of the Arts & Culture and Health & Wellness programs.

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Music in Care

Connects to:

  • SHSM Arts & Culture—Training in Art Therapy
  • SHSM Health & Wellness—Specialized Care

COST: $30 per student 
DELIVERY: YouTube Live
DATES: February 23, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

“From infancy to old age and at every stage in between, music can impact our cognition, communication, brain health, and overall well-being.” —Room 217 Foundation 

Explore the impact of music in care settings in a 90-minute conference-style format hosted by TSO musicians and healthcare experts familiar with the role of music therapy and music care.

  • Learn how the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra developed the TSOUND Connections program, which connects TSYO and TSO musicians to seniors through music and conversation practices.
  • Experience the difference between music therapy and community music exchanges.
  • Explore the intersection between careers and pathways in arts and healthcare. 
  • Discover the music-care approach—the intentional use of music by anyone to improve health and well-being.

Audition Preparation

Connects to:

  • SHSM Arts & Culture—Audition Preparation Certification
  • Experiential Learning

COST: $30 per student 
DELIVERY: Zoom/Google Meet
DATES: February 23, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Auditions are part of every orchestra musician’s life. Learn how to rise to the challenge of auditions through inside tips and tricks, including mental practice, visualization, and positive self-talk. These techniques can be applied to life, not just auditions!

  • Attend a 60-minute industry chat/session with a TSO musician.
  • Discuss audition preparation and practice strategies that apply to interviews, presentations, auditions, and more.
  • Experience live music performed by a professional musician.
  • Interact and ask questions about life as a professional musician.