The Mount Royal Conservatory is home to one of Canada's largest performing arts organizations. People of all ages and abilities take part in the performing arts under the Conservatory's mission to nurture the artistic potential in everyone, and identify and train the great artists of tomorrow. Mount Royal Arioso is one of the Conservatory's many opportunities for children to begin a rewarding and life-long journey in music. Arioso is designed to grow children's musicianship and musical literacy, develop their natural instrument, ignite a passion for music, and fan the flames of a musical journey that will figuratively and literally take the singers around the world. Elizabeth Paynter has been a music specialist with the Calgary Board of Education for over 25 years, and from early in her teaching career began directing choirs in the Calgary choral community. Currently, she is the artistic director of EnChor Chamber Choir, an auditioned vocal ensemble, Mount Royal Arioso, the university's children's choir, One Accord, a 50 voice community choir, and she is the director of Music and Spiritual Arts at Scarboro United Church in Calgary. In recent years, Liz directed the Calgary Multicultural Choir, and was the artistic director of the Calgary Men's Chorus.