Based in Toronto, Sandra Horst is the Canadian Opera Company’s Price Family Chorus Master, where her repertoire spans more than seventy operas, including her COC conducting debut in Il viaggio a Reims. As Director of Musical Studies for Opera at the University of Toronto she has conducted repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, to Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing and most recently Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. She is a guest faculty member of Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity and co-founder of the National Opera Intensive summer program with UofT Opera and Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre. A frequent Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions judge, Ms Horst served as audition consultant and chorus master for Opera Theatre of St Louis and Edmonton Opera, and has been on the music staff of the COC, Juilliard Opera Centre, Chautauqua Institute School of Singing, Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Ontario. In addition to being recognized as one of the 100 Alumni of Achievement, in 2019 she received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a Masters degree in Accompaniment from New England Conservatory, Boston. An active collaborator, she has been heard recently in recital with Brandon Cedel, Michael Schade and Marie Berard, Erin Wall, Myles Mykkanen and Elena Tsaligova, as well as in performance on WGBH Radio in New England and CBC Radio.