Faculty of Music


2017 COAA-AEDO Brochure (pdf 608 KB)


COAA, the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, 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.

AEDO, the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera, is a uniquely focused European opera experience that takes place in Lucca, Italy and was created in collaboration between Western University Canada, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, is centered on the preparation, creation, and performance of full operatic roles. The international program brings together selected singers from around the globe to work with pianists, conductors, and directors from some of the world’s most celebrated opera institutions, during an intense period of musical and dramaturgic study and rehearsal, followed by a series of public European performances.

2017 Application Deadlines (postmarked)

2017 Performance

Family, friends and members of the public are invited to join us for a performance of various opera scenes by the members of COAA on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Paul Davenport Theatre. For detailed event information including a list of varied opera scenes, visit the Western Events Calendar.

This is a free event. No reservation or ticket purchase required. Please simply attend and enjoy! All are welcome.

Singer, Pianist & Instrumental Audition Dates

Location and time of your audition will be confirmed upon reciept of your application.

Choose a program for more information on auditions requirements, fees and applications:

List of Faculty & Guest Presenters

Student Experience: Danielle Cyr

Contact Information

Carmen Specht
Associate Artistic & General Administrator

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 80047
Email: coaa@uwo.ca