I really like the prospect weighting function in Sumac. It seems to have been designed with all the key variables that fundraisers look for in mind. I can use Sumac to assign specific values to such things as capability, commitment and contact history – the three C’s we all use when setting priorities. – Christian Dick ,Chief Development Officer
The National Youth Orchestra of Canada is devoted to the training and development of Canada’s young musicians. Approximately one in three musicians performing in Canada’s professional symphony orchestras are alumni of the NYOC. Considered a national treasure and voted the best youth orchestra in the world, we have a nearly 50 year history of working with and producing some of Canada’s greatest orchestral talent.
Founded in 1960, the NYOC was established primarily as an educational body with the objective of preparing young Canadian musicians for careers as professional orchestral players. More than 2,600 of Canada’s finest young musicians have received invaluable orchestral training from this nationally treasured institution.
Every year, the NYOC receives an average of 500 applications from across Canada for a coveted 100 positions in the orchestra. Based on nationally held auditions, successful candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in the NYOC regardless of economic or geographic circumstance. All musicians are awarded scholarships to help cover the costs of the NYOC training session.
The session, held on the campus of a Canadian university, offers more hours of training in orchestral playing in one summer than most universities offer in a year. Faculty members of the NYOC come from prominent orchestras throughout Europe and North America.