SAO Conference

SAO Conference 2022: Kingston - Sparking a RenaissainceWe are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 SAO Conference.

This is the first in person conference since 2019. We hope you will join us in Kingston on Saturday, November 12 (Student Day) and Sunday, November 13 (Teacher Day).

All conference events will be held in beautiful and historic downtown Kingston, just steps away from the shores of Lake Ontario. We hope this will be a weekend to inspire and rejuvenate students and teachers alike!

On Saturday, November 12, Student Day will feature violin, cello and piano workshops for students of all ages and levels. All Student day events will be held in person. Students will participate in instrument specific classes as well as an enrichment class. The student workshop fee is $60.


On Sunday, November 13, we will welcome Carrie Reuning-Hummel as the keynote speaker. The day will also feature non instrument specific sessions discussing a variety of topics that affect us all. All teachers attending the conference in person will have the opportunity to observe student classes on Saturday, November 12. Early Bird pricing is available for SAO members who before Monday, October 10, check your SAO Summer 2022 Newsletter, or contact us at

While the SAO is excited to have the opportunity to return to in person events, we will also be offering teachers the opportunity to attend the conference virtually. This option will allow teacher participants to attend the keynote speaker presentation and other selected sessions. Registration for the virtual conference is $100.

All sessions on Sunday, November 13 Teacher Day will be held at the Delta Hotel- Kingston Waterfront.

Traveling from out of town? The SAO has arranged for a conference rate at the Delta Hotels- Kingston Waterfront. The deadline for reserving your room at this special rate is September 25, 2022. Book your hotel stay here.

Register now to save your place for this uplifting and motivational weekend!
More information coming soon…
* Conference organizers reserve the right to pivot to an online format for any reason at any time.