The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) employs 66 full time musicians, and currently performs a 40 week season. The Musicians are employees of the Calgary Philharmonic Society and receive a comprehensive health benefit package including dental, prescription, disability, massage and physiotherapy. Currently the base annual salary for the 19/20 season is $51,178.80 with a 10% pension contribution. The Calgary Philharmonic partners with The Calgary Opera, Alberta Ballet and the Honens International Piano Competition. Additional performance opportunities are available through an extensive Education and Outreach program. Currently the Orchestra and has a sizable endowment fund.
The Calgary Philharmonic has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile live music ensembles. From classical giants to rock and roll hits and family favorites, the Calgary Philharmonic offers an average of 80 concerts per Season designed to fit all musical tastes. A repertoire that is extensive and broad in scope consistently attracts acclaimed guest artists and conductors.
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Chorus audition information is available by contacting Chorus Administrator Bernie Constantin at [email protected].
Section Leader Positions
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has four paid positions in the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Section Leaders). Those interested in auditioning can contact Bernie Constantin at [email protected].