Many Canta Arya alumni are continuing their pursuit and love of music, be it on a professional or amateur level.
Canta Arya students have participated in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and have been members of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and frequent prize winners in both the Kiwanis Music Festivals and the Provincial Music Competitions. Alum have taught at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory, have been members of the London Symphonia and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, have become Olympic medallists, and have gone on to pursue careers in music, academia, medicine, the sciences, and beyond. Former students have gone on to study at the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Dalhousie University, McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Princeton, and Queen’s University.
“I love being an adult student at Canta Arya, because it is one of the few things I do absolutely for myself. It is a chance to have fun, challenge myself and be creative all at once.” — Dianne L
“My friends from Canta Arya were my friends from the very beginning. Though I didn’t always get to spend time with them outside of the ensembles, thanks to years of playing music together I felt a profound connection with them that I had found with no other group of people when I was growing up.” — Erik
Today, Canta Arya Alumni can be found across the globe transforming the lessons learned through music into their life and work.