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The Performing Arts Program at O’Neill C.V.I. was first offered in 1987. Since its humble beginnings, it has developed a reputation of excellence known across Canada. Students are given many opportunities to experience and develop performance skills in dance drama, vocal and instrumental music. Students are not only encouraged to develop skills in their performance major but in the other Performing Arts areas available at O’Neill. One of the key philosophies at O’Neill is to experience all of the Arts. O.C.V.I. offers Performing Arts courses and co-curricular activities in dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music.​


The Performing Arts staff are all experienced, talented and dedicated teachers who themselves are performers. To enrich the students’ learning experience students will attend concerts, clinics and workshops led by professional performers and clinicians at school and on school excursions. Each Performing Arts class consists of studies designed to develop the technical skills required to perform at a very high level. Students will also study the appropriate theory and history for each discipline they study. Through these intensive studies, O’Neill Performing Arts students develop confidence and leadership skills that are life skills, essential for success in all aspects of study.


The Performing Arts at O’Neill program offers a Specialist High Skills Major (S.H.S.M.) certificate. This program, open to selected students, provides an opportunity to work under the guidance of professional artists, and receive an education in the technical areas of the arts.


The O’Neill Collegiate Performing Arts Program delivers a truly unique high school experience!​


 Co-curricular & Extra-curricular Groups

Senior Chamber Choir, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Junior Choir

Concert Bands:
Senior Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Concert Band
Instrumental Jazz – OJ1, OJ2, OJ3, Jazz Combo
Vocal Jazz – Jazz Disciples, Jazz Express

Sears Festival, Improv, Sound and Lighting, Young Playwrights

Senior Dance Ensemble, Creations Showcase