About Coastal Sound Music Academy

Coastal Sound’s mission is to transform lives and build community through choral music. Our goals are to inspire each singer to develop to their fullest potential as individuals, musicians and as caring, engaged citizens. We nurture healthy developing voices and musical excellence.

Singers are grouped by age and experience. All of the choirs at Coastal Sound offer learner-centred instruction by professional choral music educators, vocal coaches and conductors. We aim to meet the unique musical, intellectual and social needs of all singers.

Coastal Sound has a national award-winning Youth Choir, a soulful non-auditioned choir for adults, a crackerjack Children’s choir and song play groups for kids as young as 4 years old. We believe in singing for one’s WHOLE life!

There is even an all boys’ choir at Coastal Sound. This fast-paced and dynamic group nurtures the unique needs of young male singers, so that they can grow to be wonderful, musical adults.

Over the organization’s 28 year history, singers’ lives have been transformed by memorable adventures: from studio recording sessions for TV soundtracks to singing at esteemed ceremonies like the Olympics; from formal concerts to dressing as heritage characters to entertain festival crowds; from working with Canadian composers and respected conductors, to accompanying Michael Bublé on his 2013 Holiday TV special. In February, Coastal Sound collaborated with the Canadian Chamber Choir. Recently, singers appeared in the Hallmark movie “Christmas in Evergreen”.

Promoting Canadian composers and arrangers, and singing Canadian music is a focus for Coastal Sound. Each season we commission and perform new Canadian music, and highlight Canadian works in our programming.

Sharing and learning about the world through the lens of choral music is very important to Coastal Sound singers, and is a founding principal of Coastal Sound Music Academy. We proudly continue these principals that our founder, Donna Otto started.

Coastal Sound Music Academy is a registered non-profit Society.  BN: 890176043RR0001