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NOW HIRING: Website and Database Administrator– Fulltime, One-year term

The TBSO is hiring a Website and Database Administrator. This is a full-time, salaried position is a one-year term with the possibility of becoming permanent. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra serves the entire Northwestern Ontario region by providing outstanding classical music performances and education programs, while striving to be the best regional orchestra in Canada. Reporting to the General Manager, the Website and Database Administrator will be responsible for the website and database management of a dynamic arts organization. The IT needs of the TBSO are complex, as are our database requirements. As a non-profit we have multi-channel communications with...

NOW HIRING: Development Officer– Fulltime, One-year term

The TBSO is hiring a Development Officer. This is a full-time, salaried position. One-year term with the possibility of a permanent position. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra serves the entire Northwestern Ontario region by providing outstanding classical music performances and education programs, while striving to be the best regional orchestra in Canada. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer will take responsibility for the day-to-day functioning of fundraising programs. This person will work closely with the Director of Development on grant-writing, donor relations, and fundraising activities. Using online granting portals like OAC NOVA, they will organize submissions to...

Auditions – July 2021

The following orchestra vacancies will be auditioned in July 2021: Please click language for the position description (.pdf, will open in a new window) Please click Audition Repertoire for the repertoire (.pdf, will open in a new window) Principal Second Violin  English / Français     Principal Second Violin Repertoire Section Violin  English / Français     Section Violin Repertoire Principal Clarinet  English / Français    Principal Clarinet Repertoire Section Trumpet  English / Français     Section Trumpet Repertoire Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the TBSO will be holding pre-recorded video auditions instead of live auditions in July as follows: Monday July...

TBSO Changes Things Up with Stay at Home Order

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra just announced their plans for the second half of their 59.5 Season days ago. However, with the ever-changing circumstances in Ontario the TBSO will be using this time to connect with their audience in a new way. With the new stay at home order in effect, the TBSO will be staying home and staying safe along with the rest of our community. While new live streaming performances will be placed on hold, they are pleased to be able to share some previously recorded concerts from earlier in the season. As well, over the past several...

FILLED: Website and Database Administrator Internship

The TBSO is hiring a Website and Database Manager Intern. This is a one-year internship with a possibility ofpermanent, full-time employment. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra serves the entire Northwestern Ontario region by providing outstandingclassical music performances and education programs, and strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada. By managing both the TBSO’s website and database (Sumac), you will play an integral role in achieving the TBSO’sgoal of creating meaningful relationships with its concertgoers and supporters. A properly maintained website anddatabase is a key component to building the TBSO’s capacity and programming. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra values...

Douglas Dahlgren (1935-2020)

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge the passing of one of our founders and former members – Douglas Dahlgren. The story goes … in 1960, two musicians, travelling through the Lakehead, stopped in Saul Laskin’s furniture store. One of them, Doug Dahlgren, sat at a piano and began to play. Laskin, mayor of Port Arthur, convinced them that they should stay and follow their collective dream of establishing a local symphony orchestra. The Lakehead Symphony Orchestra was the result. Doug worked with the newly founded orchestra as an MIR (Musician in Residence) from 1960 until 1976 when...

TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryleigh Dupuis as its new Executive Director/General Manager. Ryleigh returns to Thunder Bay after several years away. She brings with her extensive corporate management experience and a passion for working in the creative sector. Ryleigh worked as an HR Specialist turned Station Manager for WestJet where she moved through 17 cities from coast to coast. She also worked as a Talent Associate for one of the oldest and well established Talent Agencies in Vancouver.  “I was born and raised in Thunder Bay. Having grown up participating in the...

The musicians of the TBSO present Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia

The musicians of the TBSO present Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, recorded from the safety of our individual homes, and put together by our incredible and multi-talented James Moat! We miss playing for our wonderful audience and we want to thank our generous donors for their support! Everyone please stay home, stay safe, and enjoy some Sibelius!