Faculty of Music

The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy


COAA is an elite international program that provides singers, pianists and directors with the skills to obtain, realize, and sustain a prolific and rewarding career in the operatic profession. An internationally recognized faculty from celebrated institutions provides the participants with invaluable insight into the multifaceted world of opera – its preparation, performance, and business through a variety of forums.

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Programs, Fee and Audition Requirements

2017 application forms are now available. (see links in sidebar).

Applications will be accepted by mail at:

Canadian Operatic Arts Academy
c/o Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College, Room 210,
Western University
1151 Richmond Street,
London, ON, N6A 3K7

OR by e-mail at: coaa@uwo.ca

*** NOTE: Payment can only be accepted by MAIL in the form of a cheque or money order. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
Please note that all fees, including application fees and tuition fees, are non-refundable.

Singer Program

Participate in scenes in both supporting and leading roles across the repertoire in a variety of styles, genre and languages.

Singer Program Costs:

Application Requirements:

Audition Requirements:

Pianist Program

Further your vocal accompanying experience to prepare for professional opportunities in the world of opera.

Gain experience:

Work with:

Pianist Program Costs:

Application Requirements:

Audition Requirements:

Assistant Director and Assistant Conductor Fellowships

Assistant Fellows:

Application Requirements:

Program Highlights

Application Deadline

List of Previous Faculty & Guest Presenters


Information will be provided upon successful admission into the program.

Singer, Pianist & Instrumental Audition Dates