Performance Academy Program

“The Performance Academy taught me how to walk, stand and talk on stage in ways to enhance the music I play, and to connect with the audience.”

Emma Meinrenken, Young Virtuoso, CBC’s 30 Under 30 Rising Star


To enhance performance skills


Blending unique musical skills with on-stage confidence, charisma and personality.
The Academy offers all students the following opportunities:

  • Workshops in many vital areas of performance with Shaw Festival company members
  • Master Classes with acclaimed visiting Artists and Faculty members
  • Performance opportunities in the Music Niagara Summer Festival
  • Music Instruction in Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra, and Solo Repertoire
  • Behind the Scenes of Music 
Master classes, Open Lessons and solo/ chamber musical instruction with Festival Artists
  • Public Presentation 
Vocal skills, body language and performance presentation style
  • Period Dance – Body movement and fitness, dancing to the music you play
  • Singing – From musical theatre to choral, with solo instruction in multi languages
  • Drama – From Shakespeare to improvisation – scenes, games, text and activities
  • Poetry – Working with language and rhythm to appreciate composition
  • Stage Play – Physical confidence, appearance and spatial awareness of self and each other
  • Alexander Technique – Relieve physical stress, and improve
  • Practice and more practice times!
**Weekly public performances to practice your art and your Academy experience.**

The Fun!

We offer students time to enjoy Niagara with exciting and unique field trips:
– Theatre, Shopping, Ice Cream, Fort George, Jet Boats!

The Food!

“Amazing!” “Loved everything.” “Didn’t know I liked all this food” “More!!”
Catering is provided by Pamela Mundy, a Red Seal Chef and Chef Instructor with Registered Food Handler Certification as per Niagara Region Health Department regulations.

The Details

The Academy offers full accommodation, catering and a fully comprehensive, skill-based curriculum.


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