Serving on the Kensington Sinfonia Board of Directors is an opportunity to be involved in producing musical events for one of Southern Alberta’s only professional string orchestras. Individuals serving on the Board gain valuable experience in arts management and not for profit governance.
As a board member, you will establish valuable connections with the music community and its supporters in Calgary. The Sinfonia maintains collaborations and partnerships with organizations and businesses, including the National Music Centre, Honens, Village Brewery, Kaffeeklatsch, Pro Arts, and more.
Board members are encouraged to bring their own experiences and ideas to each meeting and take ownership of projects and initiatives. As a small organization, all members of the Board and musicians work closely together in a collegial, constructive atmosphere.
We are currently looking for up to three enthusiastic people to serve renewable, two-year terms beginning between September and December 2021. LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC applicants are encouraged to
The following skillsets are not a requirement, but would be an asset for any interested individual:
● Accounting – financial reporting, charitable tax returns, bookkeeping, data management;
● Marketing – social media, email platforms (Mailchimp), copywriting, and any other applicable
● Fundraising – grants and donor relations; and
● Experience in the arts.
● Attend at least four board meetings and the AGM (scheduled on the same evening as a regular
● Volunteer for at least three concerts during the performing season;
● Undertake a role on the executive or other responsibilities.
If you are interested please send the following documentation to email@example.com with the subject line “Board Member Application.”
1. Letter of interest – maximum 300 words.
2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae – maximum two pages.
We welcome any questions or clarifications which may also be sent to the same email address under the same heading.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!
The Kensington Sinfonia was founded in 1988 by John Lowry, Associate Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic, and freelance musicians. The Sinfonia is made up of professional musicians. In 1993 Edmond Agopian was appointed Music Director of the Sinfonia and served until 2006 when the position was given to Donovan Seidle. In 2018 we welcomed Laura Reid as our fourth music director.
The Sinfonia's programs cover a wide range of chamber music and string orchestra repertoire, from the Baroque to present day. Since its inception, it has frequently commissioned works by Calgary composers, as well as presenting the Calgary premieres of many Canadian compositions. The Sinfonia has been frequently broadcast on both regional and national CBC Radio programs. Its debut recording
"Views from the Americas", was recorded by CBC Radio. Having crossed the quarter-century mark, the Kensington Sinfonia continues to expand and innovate its programming and presentation.
The Sinfonia chooses to perform at the wonderfully intimate and acoustically satisfying St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. 2017 saw the addition of a new concert series, the Village Sessions, at the taproom in Village Brewery. These concerts pair the Kensington Sinfonia String Quartet with Alberta artists from various genres including: Astral Swans, Valiska, Amy Nelson and many more.