The federal government has announced it is providing the Brott Music Festival with $1.05 million over two years for the organization's National Academy Orchestra training program.
"Through this support, we are pleased to contribute to the success of the Brott Music Festival — a longstanding tradition in Hamilton," David Sweet, the Conservative MP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, said in a statement.
The training program runs for 18 weeks in the summer and prepares young players for professional careers in orchestral music. Since 1989, over 1,000 students have participated in the course.
Founded in 1988 by conductor Boris Brott, the Brott Music Festival runs each summer, features a variety of genres of instrumental music and has become a fixture of city's cultural calendar.