Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Vocal Acoustics Laboratory at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean in Edmonton opened its doors in 2006. Studies deal primarily with the acoustics of the singing voice and more specifically with the acoustics of choral singing. Other subjects such as the energy and health of the speaking voice in various settings (classroom teaching, acting, etc) are also undertaken. Standardization and correction of linguistic accents is also emerging as an area of interest as Campus Saint-Jean is the leader in French-language post-secondary education in Western Canada. Thanks to an official partnership with IRCAM (Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique) in Paris, we have access to a plethora of innovative analysis tools and acoustic wisdom. Principles of the bel canto method of singing form the overarching core of what is to be explored and discovered, and quantification of that ever-elusive property of vocal beauty is what drives our work.