A graduate of McGill University, Sylvie Allaire taught at the McGill Conservatory from 1985 to 2003. She was Director of the McGill Conservatory Orchestra from 1989 to 1993. Ms. Allaire also taught violin for the Commission scolaire de Laval at the École des Cèdres, where she also held the position of Conductor from 1999 to 2010.
She has conducted the Orchestra of the International Summer Festival "Les Orchestrades" in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (2002-2007). Ms. Allaire has been teaching violin and Chamber Music at Vanier College since 2005. As an orchestral musician, she is a member of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, as well as the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens.