7th edition – 2024

In 2024, the Lachine International Vocal Academy will take place between June 16th and June 30th. Eighteen young singers and six collaborative pianists will work intensively on various essential aspects of their musical development, in a non-competitive and constructive atmosphere.

For its seventh edition, four public events are being held this summer: three masterclass sessions presented in front of a live audience, and a closing concert. You can attend these exciting, even unique events and discover the behind-the-scenes of the opera singer’s chosen profession.

Public events 

What is a master class?

A master class is an advanced course given by an expert. The teaching of these courses makes it possible to enrich the musical qualities of young musicians.

To find out more, come and attend the Academy’s master classes!

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Chloé Dumoulin – Pianist

Participants 2024

Amélie Baland-Capdet, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)
Aneska Diament, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)
Anne-Sophie Gagnon-Métellus, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)
Maéva Girard, soprano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)
Emma Battel, soprano  (McGill University)
Nick Murphy, bass-baritone (McGill University)
MacKenzie Sechi, mezzo (McGill University)
Hubert Paré, tenor (McGill University)
Emma Gélineau- Cloutier, soprano (McGill University)
Aliyah Mitchell Richer, soprano (McGill University)
Marie-Alice Naud, mezzo-soprano (McGill University)
Mala Weissberg, mezzo soprano (McGill University)
Zoe McCormick, soprano (McGill University)

Ian Sabourin contre-ténor (McGill University)
Jamal El Titi baryton (University of Toronto)
Ilanna Starr mezzo-soprano (Northwestern University)
Camila Montefusco mezzo-soprano (Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto)
Chelsea Kolic, soprano (University Mozarteum (Austria))

Alex Shafirov piano (McGilll University)
Vincent Pollender piano (Conservatoire de musique de Montréal)
Evan Kreiger piano (McGill University)

Martine Jomphe piano (Université de Montréal)
Ludovic Rochon piano (Université de Montréal)
Elisabeta Cojocaru piano (Université de Montréal)

Featured activities and workshops include:

  • Voice coaching sessions
  • Lyric diction lessons
  • Performance practice expertise ;
  • Interpretation coaching
  • Master classes, some of which are open to the public
  • Group workshops on a variety of topics including career orientation, development and management


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

  • Arrondissement de Lachine
  • Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
  • Azrieli Foundation
  • Spinelli Foundation
  • Soeurs de Sainte-Anne
  • Collégial Sainte-Anne
  • Cognitive Group
  • Other anonymous donors


Jennifer Szeto

Jennifer Szeto is a distinguished graduate of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, the Adler Fellowship of the San Francisco Opera, the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company...

Francois Leroux

François Le Roux

François Le Roux began his singing studies with François Loup, then entered the Paris Opera-Studio, where he had teachers Vera Rosza, then Elisabeth Grümmer. He won the “Maria Canals” competition...

RIchard Turp

Richard Turp

Born in Montreal, Richard Turp grew up from the age of 6 in London, UK. Having graduated from London University (Russian Regional Studies and Music), he began vocal studies with...

Liz Upchurch

Liz Upchurch

Pianist and vocal coach Liz Upchurch is one of the most sort after pianists and vocal coaches in Canada. Currently she is in her 12th season as Music Director of...

Lena Hellstrom-Farnlof

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf is a trained singer having graduated from the Göteborg Academy of Music and the Stockholm Opera School. During her singing career, Lena Hellström-Färnlöf, as a soloist, she gained...

Wolfgang Holzmair

Wolfgang Holzmair

Wolfgang Holzmair was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria, and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Hilde Rössel-Majdan (voice) and Erik Werba (lied). The singer performs in...

Olivier Godin

Olivier Godin

A native of Montréal (Canada), Olivier Godin is pursuing a brilliant career both in Canada and abroad. He works as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at McGill University. He...