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MAY 12, 2018

Sample Daily Schedule - 

9a Breakfast
10:30a - 12:30p
Rehearsals / Coachings
12:30p - Lunch
2p - 4:30p
Rehearsals / Coachings
4:30p - Farm Time
6p Dinner
7:30p - 8:30p
Optional - Chamber Orchestra


The Symphony in the Barn Mentorship Programme pairs emerging artists and advanced amateurs with professional performers and creators from around the world, combining advanced training in orchestral and chamber music performance with interdisciplinary collaboration - a laboratory for sustainable artistic entrepreneurship in uniquely creative environment of a fully operational biodynamic farm.

Mentees receive coaching sessions and opportunities to perform alongside mentors during evening concerts. Engagement with the daily farm activities deepen the participant’s connection to nature and to each other - driving social engagement, creative collaboration, and arts entrepreneurship.


From 2002 to 2003, young graduates from The Juilliard School, Rice University, McGill University, Gnesin Academy (Russia), University of Southern California, Indiana University, Glenn Gould School, University of Toronto and more came to Glencolton Farms to create two summers of unforgettable performances that established Symphony in the Barn as a destination for immersive concert experiences and social activism through the arts. 

These artists went on to join the Metropolitan Opera, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The Knights, National Arts Center Orchestra; to conceive and create groundbreaking projects like A Far Cry Orchestra, Bach in a Barn, Music in the Barns, Chatham Baroque; and include winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Award, the Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition and more.  

Symphony in the Barn was transformative: foundational to their subsequent careers and artistic journey. SitB now seeks to bring these artists back to Glencolton Farms to train a new generation of free-thinking artists, creative performers, and mindful citizens of the world.