Cégep de Saint-Laurent is hosting the Orchestre de jeux vidéo (OJV) in a technical residency. Every Friday evening, the OJV rehearses in Salle Émile Legault.

ARTENSO, the college centre of research in art and social engagement, in collaboration with the Cégep’s department of music and the OJV, is offering a grant program that will enable one music student to join the OJV as an apprentice instrumentalist and one as an apprentice composer.

The two students will be in residency with the OJV from the beginning of the fall 2020 semester to the end of the winter 2021 semester. They will receive a grant of $1,000 spread over the two sessions.


Here are the project’s objectives.

  • Encourage acquisition of new skills through a professionalizing experience.
  • Guide the students in their artistic development supervised by OJV musicians and the Cégep’s professors.
  • Explore certain forms of music mediation.


For more information, contact:
Pierre-Marc Beaudoin, Coordinator, Music Department:



The Orchestre de jeux vidéo was founded in 2008 by Catherine Caplette-Bérubé, Jocelyn Leblanc, and Sébastien Wall-Lacelle. As its name indicates, the OJV is devoted to music taken from video-game soundtracks. This concept, unique in Québec, permits the OJV not only to offer a top-quality musical environment to its musicians but also to make orchestral music, a relatively closed field, accessible to everyone.

Since its foundation, the OJV’s popularity has exploded, as it has accumulated success after success. In recent years, the OJV has performed at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, the G-Anime festival in Gatineau, the Palais des Congrès de Montréal for the Otakuthon festival, and in its own concerts before thousands of fans each year.

Currently, the orchestra has 57 musicians.


The students’ biographies will be published once they are identified.

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