External Opportunities

The University is not responsible for external opportunities or the content on external websites, which may change without notice.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers young Canadians the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in the workplace.

Through job and internship programs, students and graduates can put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn an income and get started on the right career path.

Check the FAQ page to see how it works and if you are eligible to participate

Browse opportunities here

Auditions and Competitions

Find notices for external auditions and competitions here:

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra - Young Artist Competition

The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra is holding a Young Artists Competition, which is set for September 2024. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2024. 

Click the following link for more information: YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION — Lethbridge Symphony

For over 30 years, the Lethbridge Symphony has provided talented young musicians from across Alberta a unique biennial opportunity to perform in competition for our supportive audiences. The Young Artist Competition was started in 1985 through the generosity of the Helen Johnson Memorial Fund, and the winner receives an invitation to play as a guest soloist with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra in the next concert season, as well as a generous cash prize.

Past winners include Alayna McNeil, violin (2022); Jacques Forestier, violin (2018); Yan Li, violin (2016); Isabella d’Éloize Perron, violin (2015); Eleanor Yu, violin (2013); Matt Groenheide, percussion (2011); Matthew Blackburn, piano (2009); Emma Parkinson, soprano (2007); Graeme Roset, piano (2005); Magdalena von Eccher, piano (2003); and Marlie Grant, horn (2001).

Questions? Please email executive@lethbridgesymphony.org or call 403.328.6808 x 103

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center is now accepting singer applications for the 2025/26 Ensemble.

Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. If you do not have a YAP Tracker account, register for free at www.yaptracker.com.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is Lyric's preeminent artist-development program that nurtures the talents of some of the most promising operatic artists of each generation. The program’s Ensemble members earn their coveted spot by successfully auditioning among more than 500 artists worldwide. Its alumni are among the dominant names in opera today.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. The Ryan Opera Center encourages qualified artists from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, to apply for its Ensemble.

Application Deadline #1: March 18, 2024
Audition Dates: April 29–30, 2024
Location: New York

Application Deadline #2: April 12, 2024
Audition Dates: May 18–19, 2024
Location: Chicago

Application Deadline #3: June 7, 2024
Audition Dates: July 12–13, 2024
Location: Chicago


Calls for Submission

Find external exhibition or curatorial opportunities, calls for proposals, residencies, submissions and projects here:  

Showcase your work at The Port Coworking Space!

Display Opportunity for Local Artists! Located in the heart of Downtown Lethbridge, The Port provides a venue for local artists to share their work in a creative, collaborative, shared work space. This is a great opportunity to get some exposure and make connections with the Lethbridge business community. We take no commission if someone wants to purchase. We're all about supporting local and making connections. Check out theportyql.com, and call 403-894-3150 or email info@theportyql.com for more info on the space or to contact us.

Professional Development Sessions

Find information for external sessions, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, intensives, and other learning opportunities here:

LA Music Industry Summer Academy

The LA Music Industry Summer Academy is currently accepting students for its 2024 season. We are only accepting 20 students and priority is given to students who apply early. Our past editions were extremely successful, and I invite you to visit our website to see testimonials, photos, and videos.

Participants will:

  • Work in Paramount Recording Studios located in Hollywood with live musicians
  • Learn Engineering, Production, Management, Songwriting, and Film Scoring
  • Study with grammy nominated professional faculty who have careers working in LA such as Ariel Chobaz

Be considered for professional part/full-time internships in LA and its various studios

​Scholarships are available and all applicants are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. More information regarding scholarships can be found on www.lamusicindustry.com

Scholarships are available in excess of $1000 per participant.  Additional scholarship is available should you decide to become a member of the Society of Performance and Visual Arts.  www.thespva.org

Memberships & Associations

Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association (ARMTA)

Are you teaching private music lessons or interested in becoming a private studio teacher? Why not consider joining ARMTA, the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association?
We are a professional organization of private studio music teachers of all disciplines and instruments. Our aim is to promote excellence in teaching and provide support and learning opportunities for both students and teachers.  Those who have completed a Bachelor of Music or an ARCT with a recognized examining board are welcome to become members. Teachers with a minimum level 9 certification may join as affiliate members.  Benefits include professional development, regular student recitals, student awards, advertising, liability insurance and opportunities to share with and gather information from other teachers in a supportive environment. Teachers of all instruments or voice are invited to join!

Email Christine Rogers at c4rogers@telus.net, or visit the following links for more information: