OPUS ("Outstanding People United to Sing") was founded at the opening of Martin County High School in 1964. An auditioned SATB high-school choir, OPUS is the advanced, touring ensemble within the Martin County High School Choral Department. A choir of prominent acclaim, OPUS proudly represents its alma mater with poise, precision, and professionalism. Under the tenure of Ronald L. Corbin, OPUS claimed many awards in district, state, nationwide, and international competitions. The most prized of these awards was the bestowment of perfect scores from all three Worldstrides Heritage Festival judges in 2009 - only the fourth time this has been achieved in the festival's 29 year history. OPUS has consistently been awarded superior ratings at the District and State Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessments. In 2014, under the direction of Ronald L. Corbin, Martin County High School's three choral ensembles were awarded "choirs of distinction" at the state performance assessment. OPUS and the rest of the Martin County Choral Department continues to establish standards of excellence through performing and music education.
At the end of the 2014 school year, Ron Corbin retired from Martin County High School after 34 years of life-changing teaching. His legacy lives on through his the many students who sang under his direction. We are fortunate to have had this wonderful teacher touch our lives in such an intimate, musical way.