Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra

Denis Wick

(2018 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra)

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MusicFest Canada, “The Nationals” invites you to audition for the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, an honour group for students 16 to 24.

The 2022 “virtual’ DWCWO will partner with Western University, Carleton University and Sir Wilfred Laurier University in the virtual preparation and presentation of wind band masterworks, under the direction of Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay. All DWCWO musicians will receive a private lesson from an esteemed university instructor.  Participation in the DWCWO includes eligibility for some of more than $50,000 of industry-sponsored scholarships.

Of special interest this year is the MusicFest Institute.  MusicFest Canada presents a series of workshops and masterclasses for all MusicFest Honour Ensemble members by world-class musicians in April and May 2022.  Membership in any of the MusicFest Honour Ensembles includes access to these optional learning and listening experiences, which will feature esteemed orchestra, wind band, choral and jazz musicians from across North America.

Auditions close on March 7, 2022.  The fee for successful applicants is $50.



The 2022 DWCWO percussion section will be drawn from the Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble.  The WCPE experience is included in the DWCWO $50 fee. 


If you are interested in the Young Conductors Residency program, please see the following link:

DWCWO Young Conductors Residency

If you have audition questions, email Dr. Mark Hopkins (

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