KWS Bridge to Music

Application Form

  • Contact Information

  • Instrument Requested

    Please check one. Those currently in the program are encouraged to continue on their current instrument.
  • Eligibility

    The Bridge to Music program is for low income families with children who are willing to commit to taking up an orchestral instrument and studying it seriously. Financial eligibility is based on total household income – all income before taxes. Proof of eligibility (2016 Notice of Assessment from Canadian Income Taxes) will be requested following the submission of the application. Some consideration is given to extraordinary expenses that impact on the family’s net income. The following chart indicates the maximum annual income cut-off points depending on the number of family members:
    Annual total income cutoffs are before tax. Numbers are from Statistics Canada, 2017.
  • List below, all family income received on a yearly basis. Please note: the KWS will ask for copies of 2016 Notice of Assessment from both guardians.


About the Program

Bridge to Music is a music lesson program for low income families.  The program is geared to children ages 6-13 by application.  Previous music experience is not necessary.  Subsidized music lessons, instruments and selected concert tickets are provided as part of this wonderful program.  The Bridge to Music Program is generously supported by Sun Life Financial and other donors.

Continuing applicants must submit a new application each year.  New applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and will depend on eligibility and availability.  We do maintain a waiting list.

To the extent that the foregoing information constitutes personal information as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter M.56 as amended, the information is subject to provisions of that Act and will be used for the purposed indicated or implied by this form.

Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to:

Laurie Castello
Director of Operations, Education & Community Programs
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
36 King St. W., Kitchener ON N2G 1A3
519-745-4711 ext. 282