The Elora Festival Summer Program in Ensemble and Solo Singing

July 5-9, 2022
Elora, Ontario

Sponsored by Tony Arrell, C.M. and Anne Arrell

Introducing the 2022 Summer Program Artists

Graeme Climie
Autumn Debassige Headshot
Oliver Munar
Joshua Sutherland Headshot
Ben Wallace


The Elora Festival Summer Program in Ensemble and Solo singing is led by Lawrence Wiliford, and will include masterclasses with Tyler Duncan and Timothy Wayne-Wright, and collaboration and rehearsals with Mark Vuorinen, Erika Switzer and members of The Elora Singers.

Dr. Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director

Mark Vuorinen

Artistic Director
The Elora Festival & The Elora Singers

Lawrence Wiliford Photo

Lawrence Wiliford

Program Director

Erika Switzer

Erika Switzer

Collaborative Pianist

Tyler Duncan

Tyler Duncan

Masterclass Clinician

Timothy Wayne-Wright 2021 - 2 - © Mark Hamilton

Timothy Wayne-Wright

Artist Manager & Educator
Former member of The King's Singers

The five-day intensive course includes:

  • masterclasses
  • rehearsals
  • private coaching and mentoring
  • opportunities to observe festival rehearsals
  • a public recital with other program participants
  • performance with The Elora Singers, Festival Orchestra and soloists Hélène Brunet, Krisztina Szabó, Andrew Haji and Tyler Duncan in Bach’s Mass in B minor.


Applicants should have advanced vocal training from a recognized post-secondary music program (undergraduate or graduate program or the equivalent in training/performance experience).
There is no age limit.

Additional Information

Travel and Accommodation: Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Participation Fee: There is no application fee. We're thrilled to announce that the fee for participation has been reduced from $750 to $150. Heartfelt thanks to Tony and Anne Arrell for this wonderful gift!


We are grateful to our program sponsors Tony Arrell, C.M., and Anne Arrell. Their support will allow us to provide bursaries to successful candidates, reducing the cost of participation significantly.

How To Apply:

Please complete the application form by answering some questions and uploading the following information:

1. Résumé (CV), including a general repertoire list and ensemble singing experience.
2. Audio/Video links: Two contrasting selections (link to YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Dropbox, etc).
3. One letter of recommendation from a music professional(s).

Please direct all questions to:

Laura Adlers, Executive Director:
Deadline: All application material must be received by midnight on April 22, 2022.
Results will be announced and every applicant will be notified by May 1, 2022.