Professional Musicians Online Youth Program

The Professional Musicians Online Youth Program (PMOYP) is a unique and special opportunity created in response to the missed 2020 CIS Music Festival (CISMF) — one of the CIS Ontario inter-school programs that was unfortunately cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PMOYP is an innovative, multi-faceted program created to support member school students through these unprecedented times by allowing them to connect with their teachers, professional musicians and each other through music in a safe and interactive environment. The dynamic force of this revolutionary program is through the unique insight and teaching from world-class musicians. For students, interacting and learning from professional musicians is nothing short of remarkable magic. 

Music teachers and professional musicians will inspire CIS Ontario students through PMYOP organized online Masterclasses. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professional musicians from organizations such as the; University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Professional Musicians Online Masterclass

In real-time, a professional musician, along with the class teacher, will jointly lead an interactive group of music students in an online class with a professional musician. These Masterclass opportunities are set up by member schools teachers who can organize this program within their own school and with their students, or they can enjoy the CISMF experience and team up with other schools to participate together in these online class lessons. The composition of students and styles of classes is limitless.

How to Participate:
Music teachers who wish to learn more about offering Online Masterclasses to their students should visit the Music Educators' Network Dashboard on the CIS Member Portal.

Learn from these PMOYP World Class Professional Musicians:

CIS Ontario expresses our congratulations and thanks to Sandi Chasson, Ilena Borinsky, Jonathan Crow, Camille Wattes and all of the professionals who contributed to creating this new program that will support the musical interests of our students. In particular, we must commend the extraordinary creativity and leadership of Ms. Sandi Chasson, Director of Music at St. Andrew’s College and Chair of the CISMF program.

In association with

CISMF - Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Music Festival
First page of the PDF file: CISMFHolidayPoster-12020

Program Coordinators

Sandi Chasson
Department Head, Music
St. Andrew's College

Ilena Borinsky

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.  ― Plato