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HIRING: Marketing Assistant – Part-time, term

The TBSO is hiring a Marketing Assistant. This is a salaried, one-year, part-time term position, with the possibility of becoming a permanent. Reporting to the General Manager, the Marketing Assistant will be responsible for providing customer service to patrons and supporters as well as administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material, so a high degree of discretion is required. As this position liaises with multiple working groups, the ability to communicate clearly via phone, email, and zoom and ensuring understanding is a priority. As well, given that...

TBSO Increases Capacity for Remaining Concerts

Late last week, the TBSO performed the first concert of their 60th Season to a live audience. Both showtimes were sold out, and the room was filled with applause for their return. The TBSO is now thrilled to announce that, with updated provincial guidelines, they can lift capacity limits for the remainder of their scheduled concerts. The TBSO’s 60th Season and Diamond anniversary is sponsored by TBT Engineering. This will be their fifth season sponsorship bringing their accumulated sponsor total to $100,000. The TBSO is exceedingly grateful for TBT Engineering’s continued support these past six seasons. With their generosity, TBSO...

TBSO President Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

TBSO President Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

Linda Penner is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2021. Linda Penner was nominated by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The award announcement, delivered by video, celebrates her long-time contributions to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the communities it serves, and the role she has played in sustaining the spirit and resilience of its musicians, staff, and volunteers. The Betty Webster Award was established in 2002 to honour Orchestras Canada’s founding Executive Director. Past winners include distinguished musicians, volunteers, educators, ensembles, and arts managers: a tribute to Mrs. Webster’s inclusive vision for Canadian orchestras. Starting in...

FILLED: 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...

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...