The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy


Due to COVID-19, COAA will not go ahead in 2021, but we look forward to resuming when it's safe to do so.

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.

  • International faculty from highly respected institutions
  • Development of skills for a career in the performance or business side of opera
  • Role preparation
  • Performance practice
  • Collaboration
  • Dramatic exercises and study
  • Vocal and physical health
  • Voice lessons
  • Audition training
  • Promotion
  • Management
  • Public performances with piano

Student Experience

Photo: 2013 © Guido Mencari -

Contact Information

Brianna DeSantis & James Smith
Associate Artistic & General Administrators
519-661-2111 x80047