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  • 2018 Season Dates

Career Opportunity

Artistic Director, Stratford Summer Music

Stratford Summer Music invites applications and nominations for the position of Artistic Director to succeed its Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, John A. Miller, who will retire in the autumn of 2018 after next summer’s eighteenth season.

The new Artistic Director will be the creative visionary who furthers the festival’s reputation and achievements, its valued relationships with artists, and the excellence and diversity of its programming.  This AD will be an individual likely active with, and definitely fully aware of, Canadian and international composers, musicians and music organisations, and of the procedures and principles which ensure a successful artistic enterprise.


Stratford Summer Music believes everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy musical performances. This is why half of our presentations are free or Pay What You Can, and the remaining tickets are priced as reasonably as possible. Ticket sales account for just 20% of our total revenue. This means that other sources of income for the festival such as  government grants, corporate sponsorships and individual donations are vital to keep ticket prices low. Your contribution will be acknowledged in our performance programme and online. All financial gifts will be recognized with an official tax receipt for the maximum amount allowed by Canada Revenue Agency.