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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.

There are currently no scheduled SHSM workshops. Please email schoolconcerts@TSO.CA to express your interest in future SHSM workshops.

Music in Care

Connects to:

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

COST: $30 per student 
DELIVERY: YouTube Live
DATE: There are currently no scheduled workshops

“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
DATE: There are currently no scheduled workshops

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.