Covid-19 Update

This year, in compliance with Covid restrictions, OVAF will be going online!

We will operate in a virtual-but-live format, where students will meet with the adjudicator online at an assigned time, so that all participants can observe the performances and the adjudication. In this manner, we hope to continue to cultivate the experience of performing live.


Some important notes for this year's Festival:

  • Accompaniment should be piano-only tracks (no orchestral tracks or tracks with backing vocals) or live, if the accompanist lives in-house.
  • Students will be given a specific day/time and Zoom link in advance.  They will perform in real time for the adjudicator and the other members of their class.
  • Registration closes on October 15, 2020.

Welcome to the Oakville Vocal Arts Festival

Oakville had not had its own music festival for more than 50 years. In 2015, a group of Oakville teachers decided it was time to bring the music back home. From the start, the founders wanted to create something that was focused on the joy of singing, rather than competition. Thus began the Oakville Vocal Arts Festival.

2020 Festival

Registration for the 2020 Oakville Vocal Arts Festival is now open!
Register before October 15.


We are a not-for-profit organization that is run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Donations help keep the Festival running smoothly.

Make a Donation today.

Meet the Team

Meet the dedicated team behind the Oakville Vocal Arts Festival and the Instant Choir.

Meet the Team

Contact Us

Do you have a question or feedback about the Festival? We'd love to hear from you.

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Thank You

Thank you to the Oakville Arts Council for providing us with a cultural grant to help us continue to enrich the musical lives of our young musicians.

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Hear from our parents, students and ajudicators.

Have questions or comments? Contact us today for more information.