Jeffrey Pollock, Music Director

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Now Hiring

Sheet music in front of a violinist
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Sinfonia Ancaster is currently inviting highly-qualified applicants to apply for the position of Concertmaster. Please download the Call for Applications for Concertmaster document for more information.

Become a Member of the Orchestra

Most members of Sinfonia Ancaster are based in the Hamilton region and come from all walks of life. The orchestra has eight core professional players (Coaches) who lead the relevant sections of the orchestra. The orchestra is supplemented with professional musicians who are hired on a concert by concert basis.

​Volunteer members are totally committed to the orchestra’s rehearsal/concert schedule and to learning their repertoire at home. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m in the Voortman Studio Theatre at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, 357 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Concerts are held on Friday evenings, four times a year, in October, December, March, and May, in Peller Hall at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. Volunteer musicians pay a per-concert membership fee of $50 for which a tax receipt will be issued.

​We accept new volunteer members as positions in the orchestra open up. Please contact for more information.

​Currently, we are seeking to fill the following seats: Strings, Trombone, Percussion.

​Auditions for professional coach positions are held as needed. We are currently seeking a Concertmaster. Please see the Call for Applications for Concertmaster.

​Become a Volunteer

​Whether you are a student looking for volunteer hours, a lover of classical music wishing to get involved with the operations of an orchestra, someone who wishes to bring their skills to our board of directors, or are just looking to give back to the community, we can use your help. Contact us at

Join our Fundraising Team

​We are looking for volunteers to help us to partner with corporate donors and sponsors who want to support our orchestra. This role may involve some or all of the following activities:

  • ​Helping to research, design and develop sponsorship opportunities
  • ​Contacting local businesses, discuss sponsorship and advertising opportunities with business owners and develop relationships with businesses for mutual benefit.
  • Helping to plan, implement and track sponsorship benefits for businesses.
  • Gathering and analyzing data to help us communicate the benefits of supporting the orchestra.
  • Researching private foundation opportunities and preparing and sending information packages for foundations.

​The time commitment is flexible depending on your availability. Experience with fundraising is welcome, but not required. Good interpersonal skills are important, and having contacts in the business community is an asset.​

Contact for further information.