Now at its fourth edition from June 22 to July 7, 2021, the Lachine International Vocal Academy permits young vocal artists and collaborative pianists to develop the essentials aspects of their craft through this intensive, made to measure program, in a constructive and competition-free atmosphere.

Due to COVID-19, our team is offering an hydrid version of this advanced training course for 20 young singers and 5 pianists, who are on their way to becoming professionals, with both virtual classes and in person teaching in Montréal. The program will include activities that are particularly appropriate to learning from a distance, such as:

    • vocal coaching sessions 
    • lyric diction
    • performance practice
    • interpretation coachings 
    • group workshops on topics such as orientation, development and professional management

This year, professors and participants come from Canada, United States, France, Sweden, Austria and United Kingdom.

Events open to public 2021

Given the extraordinary success of the master classes open to the public, we are proud to offer you such events again this year.  All events are held online using Zoom Webinars. 

  • June 25, 12h30 : EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE: Discussion with Marie-Eve Scarfone (Zurich Opera). 
  • June 29,  12h30 : BREATHING FOR SINGERS : Lena Hellström-Färlöff (Mälardalens university, Sweden)
  • July 2, 12h30 : MASTER CLASSE : François LeRoux (École normale Alfred Cortot, Paris)
  • July 4, 12h30 : MASTER CLASSE: Wolfgang Holzmair (Mozarteum Salzburg)

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Participants 2021

Alice Boissinot, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Hakim Boudaa, pianist (McGill University)

Marc-Antoine Brulé, tenor (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)

Sarah Dufresne, soprano (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)

Chloé Dumoulin, pianist (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Maxence Ferland, tenor (McGill University)

Rebecca Hellbom, soprano (Sweden)

Rawan Ismail, mezzo-soprano (McGill University)

Rebecca Klassen Wiebe, pianist (McGill University)

Raphaël Laden Guidon, barytone (McGill University)

Rosane Lajoie, pianist (Guildhall School of Music, Londres)

Klara Martel Laroche, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Hayley Meth, soprano (McGill University)

Jérémy Morency, pianist (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Sophie Naubert, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)  

Amma Oesterberg, mezzo-soprano (Sweden)

Odile Portugais, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal) 

Alexis Reed, soprano (McGill University)

Marianne Ruel, mezzo-soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)

Geoffrey Schellenberg, barytone (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)

Élisabeth St-Gelais, soprano (McGill University)

Lucie St-Martin, soprano (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal)

Minna Tägil, soprano (Sweden)

Thomas Vinals, tenor (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal) 


This program would not be possible without the help of our partners and donors: 

  • Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
  • Azrieli Foundation
  • Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
  • JM Canada Foundation
  • Spinelli Foundation
  • PME MTL West Island
  • Soeurs de Sainte-Anne
  • Collégial Sainte-Anne
  • Cognitive Group
  • Other anonymous donors

Once again this year, the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada is proud to support the Quebec artists who are participating in the Lachine International Vocal Academy through the Artist’s Assistance Fund (AIDA Fund).  Indeed, the AIDA Fund Continued >>


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