Opus Alive: Canada’s #1 Destination for Arts Education

With over 3,000 registrants across the GTA, Opus Alive is the most acclaimed arts education community in the country.

What Is Opus Alive?

With choral programs, private and group lessons, and integrated arts programming for all ages offered across the GTA every night of the week, and on Saturdays too, Opus Alive is now the largest organization of its kind in Canada. Each year thousands of students experience the impact of arts education through Opus Alive programs; we have set the global benchmark for arts education among youth. Our focus remains on the individuals with whom we work, unlocking life skills – like confidence, discipline and leadership – that carry far beyond the musical realm, affecting every aspect of academic and social development.

From our core choral program to event-based choral experiences, to private and group lessons and more, we offer unparalleled arts experiences for every stage of growth.


Choral Music Experience (Gr. 3-12)

Come sing with The Upper Canada Chorus – Canada’s leading choral music experience – or participate in a live concert event.

About our flagship choral program

If you love to sing, we have 8 campuses across the GTA where hundreds of students just like you meet each week to prepare for an extraordinary seasonal concert lineup. If the full commitment of a weekly rehearsal is not for you, you can choose to participate in one or more of our concert experiences throughout the season. Applicants entering the Upper Canada Chorus are required to audition; for event participation, you may register without an audition.

Sing with us!

Music Lessons

Voice, Piano and Violin lessons at our studio in the historic Heintzman House in Thornhill.

Redefining the private lesson experience.

Opus Alive is first and foremost a performing organization. As such, all private lesson students perform in masterclasses, and in micro-concerts throughout the season. Students are exposed to a collaborative teaching environment including the most extraordinary teachers in our city. Book a “Meet with us!” session and explore the difference today.

Music Lessons

Living Arts (Gr. 1-4)

Sing, Dance, Act & Create with us. An integrated arts experience to prepare for choir… and life!

Shaped by experience!

Amazing things happen when students choose a path of exploration and discovery. An extraordinary field of instructors will interact with your child with a singular mission: to ignite a passion for the arts that will last a lifetime. Build confidence, self-expression and communication skills. There is no audition required for the Living Arts program.

Living Arts

What We Do, And How…

We believe in the extraordinary capacity of each individual to adapt and learn, and to approach the world with an almost magical sense of wonder and discovery. It is this innate human spirit that launches young people on a quest to acquire language, to fascinate over the simple movements of nature, and to explore the natural sounds and rhythms all around us.

At the Opus Alive, we use the most compelling attributes of live arts to create inspiration for young people and their audiences. We do it by focusing on 3 core educative principals. They are:

  • The Atmosphere of Environment

    A positive, nurturing environment certainly includes the aesthetic surroundings, but also refers to the strong sense of community we believe is necessary for young artists to grow.

  • The Discipline of Habit

    Blending both knowledge and action perfectly, experience in the arts prepares students for success in life. We encourage and cultivate the habitual behaviours of confidence and leadership.

  • The presentation of LIVING IDEAS

    We believe arts education should be presented in such a way that it causes students to engage with the world and people around them.

“What a truly amazing organization with a unique capability to motivate young artists with the power of music.”
Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables - the original Jean Valjean
“It is a joy and a blessing to work with such a group of amazing young people. This organization has it all together.”
Jodi Benson, Disney's original Ariel
“Without a doubt, this is one of the greatest gems we have in the Canadian artistic community.”
Adam Brazier, Artistic Director of The Charlottetown Festival
“Extraordinary! Every child should have this experience.”
John McDermott, The Irish Tenors
“The staff and faculty at Opus Alive have a remarkable capacity to impact young artists.”
Orla Fallon, Celtic Woman
“Having the opportunity to hear the impeccable blend and tone of these children brought the magic of this music to even greater heights.”
Susan Egan, Disney's original Belle

Opus Alive: Canada’s #1 Destination for Arts Education

With over 3,000 registrants across the GTA, Opus Alive is the most acclaimed arts education community in the country.

Come sing with Canada’s preeminent choir