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Take part in JMC's artistic life and contribute to the vitality of the new generation of Canadian musicians. Constantly on the lookout for the cream of the crop of emerging artists from around the country, JMC holds auditions every year.


Auditions for the Emerging Artists Concerts (submissions open)

Auditions for the opera production (submissions open)

Auditions for the Young Audiences Concerts (submissions open)



EMERGING ARTISTS CONCERTS | Instrumentalists | 2021-2022 Season

Every year, Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) presents concerts in its touring network across Québec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.

Young musicians in the early stages of their careers are invited to submit a concert project through which they can communicate their love of good music and stimulate audiences to enjoy specific aspects of the world of music. The tours count up to twelve concerts over 4 to 6 weeks periods between September 2021 and April 2022.

JMC auditions will now be held via videos.

(through the application form only)



Admissibility Criteria     Application Form


OPERA PRODUCTION | Singers and pianists| 2020-2021 Season :  ​LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, by Donizetti

Every year, Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) presents an opera in its touring network across Québec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. Auditions are currently open for the opera Lucia di Lammermoor, which will be presented as part of the 2020-2021 season.

JMC auditions will now be held via videos.

 (through the application form only)



Admissibility Criteria  Application Form



A female singer for the role of Clara ;
A male singer for the role of Jazz-Noisette ;

The performers must have the following qualities:

  • Must be comfortable singing classical as well as jazz ; 
  • Must have talent for acting ;
  • Must be comfortable performing in front of an audience of children age 3 to 12 ;
  • Must be comfortable performing in French as well as English ;
  • Must be available for approximately 70 hours of rehearsals between May and October 2019.

The theatrical concert will be premierd in mid-November 2019 and will be included in regular programming November and December 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, and presented in various theaters and Canadian schools. 

The conditions of employment are defined according to the JMC’s special agreements with the Union des artistes.


AUDITIONS (on the mornings of) 16 and 23 April 2019.

Send your CV and photo before Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5 p.m. at:

Judith Pelletier | | 514-845-4108, ext. 230.



Text : Marc Fortin
Stage direction : Judith Pelletier

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and the version by the great jazz musician Duke Ellington meet under the mistletoe and take the traditional tale out for a spin in this free adaptation.

It's Christmas Eve and Clara is eagerly awaiting her uncle, who has promised to give her the multicoloured ballet slippers she so desperately wants as a gift. But instead, Uncle Drosselmeyer, a musician, magician and computer programmer, gives her a robotic nutcracker that can be programmed, deprogrammed, adjusted and readjusted and that can’t even dance ballet without crushing her toes. The classic Christmas that Clara was expecting then takes a completely jazzy turn when the rhythms go off-kilter, the music starts to swing, and everyone dances to a new beat!

Target Audience : 3 to 5 years old ou 6 to 12 years old
Concert lenght :35 or 55 minutes
Maximum audience: 300 people
Language : French or English

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