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TTC seeks subway musicians



You don’t have to perform The Spadina Bus or even The Trolley Song, but if you can sing or play a musical instrument, you could be taking your act on the road — or, at least, on the subway.

The TTC is getting ready for its annual subway musicians’ auditions. It will invite the first 175 solo or duo acts that apply by June 24 to audition from Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 during the Canadian National Exhibition.

You can pick up an application package from the TTC’s head office, 1900 Yonge Street (at Davisville Station), Monday to Friday only, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., or you can print the package from the TTC website, www.ttc.ca.

A panel of judges will select the top 74 acts who can then play in the subway system for a year from Friday, October 8, 2011 until Friday, October 7, 2012. Thirty-three years ago, in 1979, the TTC chose eight musicians to perform in eight stations. Today, musicians perform at 25 stations.

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply and you must complete and sign your application form and return it to the TTC’s Head Office reception desk by Friday, June 24, before the TTC can invite you to audition.