Given the circumstances we all find ourselves in due
to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that
PODIUM 2020 will not take place in Montreal May 14 - 17 as planned.
to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that
PODIUM 2020 will not take place in Montreal May 14 - 17 as planned.
LE CHOEUR DES JEUNES DE LAVAL (Québec)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
The Chœur des Jeunes de Laval is a mixed voice vocal ensemble founded in the fall of 2012. Under the musical and artistic direction of Philippe Ostiguy, the choir is formed exclusively by college and university choristers who have graduated from Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval and Les Voix Boréales. Through various events and festivals, the singers have had the privilege of singing with several local and international artists such as Richard Séguin, Patrick Watson, Ariane Moffatt, Louis-Jean Cormier, Daniel Bélanger, Diane Dufresne, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Celine Dion and the legendary band The Rolling Stones, in addition to collaborating with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Orchestre symphonique de Laval. In the spring of 2018, several members of the Chœur des Jeunes de Laval participated in a major concert at Carnegie Hall in New York to mark the 50th anniversary of The King's Singers and had the opportunity to sing with the internationally renowned group.
PHILIPPE OSTIGUY, CONDUCTOR
Since 2005, Philippe Ostiguy has been the musical and artistic director of Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval. This large choral organization, which brings together 350 choristers between the ages of 8 and 28, includes three choirs: Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval (boys' choir), Les Voix Boréales (girls' choir) and Le Chœur des Jeunes de Laval (mixed choir 17-28 years old).
A classical pianist by training, Philippe Ostiguy developed his love of choral singing at a very young age as a member of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal. Having worked for twenty-five years now with Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, he is a specialist in youth choirs and is known for his vast knowledge of the choral world, his great rigour, his quest for excellence and above all for his creativity, his dynamism and his passion to communicate his love of music.
In addition to his work as a conductor, he teaches piano at the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Mont-Royal.
Tribute to Vocal Groups
Pakkanen (Rajaton) - Soila Sariola
A Nightingale in Berkeley Square (The Manhattan Transfer) - Manning Sherwin, arr. Gene Puerling
Youkali (La Bande Magnétik) - Kurt Weil, arr. Simon Fournier
Hide & Seek (The King's Singers) - Imogen Heap, arr. Christopher Gabbitas
Chili con carne (The Real Group) - Anders Edenroth
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Prairie Voices is an award-winning choir comprised of 18-25-year-old singers and is the flagship ensemble of the Prairie Voices Inc. family of choirs. Founded in 2000 by Elroy Friesen and currently directed by Geung Kroeker-Lee, Prairie Voices is celebrating its 20th anniversary this 2019-2020 season. This ensemble provides an opportunity for singers in the Winnipeg region who look to continue singing at a high level beyond high school. Prairie Voices performs in their own concert series, tours within Canada and abroad, and is a regular guest of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. With artistry and excellence at the core of its mandate, Prairie Voices strives to connect to audiences and the wider community through unique and dynamic performances that showcase contemporary choral repertoire.
GEUNG KROEKER-LEE, CONDUCTOR
Born in Seoul, South Korea, and based in Winnipeg, Canada, Geung Kroeker-Lee is the Artistic Director of Prairie Voices, as part of the Prairie Voices Inc. family of choirs. Geung specializes in working with youth and young adult singers and is best known for his ensembles’ dynamic and innovative delivery of choral music. His ensemble Prairie Voices placed first in the youth choir competition category at the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival in 2018.
Geung holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Manitoba, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. As a music educator, Geung teaches middle years general music at Arthur E. Wright Community School in Winnipeg. An in-demand guest conductor and workshop facilitator, Geung was most recently the guest conductor for the Manitoba Provincial Junior Honour Choir.
God’s Great Dust Storm Katzenjammer, arr. Henrik Dahlgren (b. 1991)
Gehrmans Musikförlag (GE 12961)
Hold on to the Metal Royal Canoe*, arr. Matt Peters* (b. 1980) & Matt
Extasis Kathleen Allan* (b. 1989)
Hentakan Jiwa Ken Steven (b. 1993)
Lux Aeterna Eriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)
Musica Baltica (MB 2153)
Earth-Call Karin Höghielm (b. 1962)
Svensk Musik (109371)
CANADIAN MEN'S CHORUS (Ontario)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
The Canadian Men's Chorus is a premier men's chamber ensemble performing works from the classical repertoire and other genres. The CMC is noted for its exquisite blend, exciting and varied performances and the ability to take the audience on an emotional journey. The CMC proudly fosters a distinctly Canadian repertoire of men’s choral music by committing to commission and premiere a new Canadian work at every concert. Thus far, 47 new pieces by Stephanie Martin, Mark Sirett, Don Macdonald, Laura Sgroi, Patrick Murray, Matthew Emery, and Aaron Jensen, among others, have been premiered. Several of those have been published in the CMC's signature choral series with Renforth Publishing in Rothesay, New Brunswick: The Canadian Men's Chorus Series For Male Voices. In 2014-2015 the CMC premiered Aaron Jensen's setting of Robert Service's poem "The Tramps" and recorded this piece for Aaron's CD "From Sea to Sea".
GREG RAINVILLE, CONDUCTOR
A major advocate of the creation of new and unique Canadian music, Greg Rainville has secured a place in the next generation of Canadian conductors. He has emerged as a dynamic leader, vocal coach and educator with an extensive traditional and contemporary repertoire, and is a sought after guest conductor and leader of master classes and workshops. Greg is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Canadian Men’s Chorus. During his time as Assistant Conductor of the Orpheus Choir of Toronto from 2008 to 2015, he made his Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto) debut in 2011. In the summer of 2016, Greg was privileged to conduct the Canadian Ambassador Choir during their Australia tour as part of the United Nations Choral Festival “Rhythms of One World”. In November 2015, he directed the NYSSMA Area All-State Music Festival Senior High Chorus in New York. Greg is a graduate of the Crane School of Music and the University of Toronto.
Sleep Now - Matthew Emery
Les Plaines D'Abraham - Trent Worthington (Cypress Choral Music)
Boots - Don MacDonald
Per Aspera Ad Astra - Aaron Jensen
PEMBINA TRAILS VOICES – SINGERS (Manitoba)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
PTV Singers is the senior high school aged mixed voice ensemble from Pembina Trails Voices, a choir organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. PTV Singers combines two choirs, PTV Men and Cantemus, and performs an annual concert series. National and international touring are part of PTV's seasons, with the most recent tour being the U.K, and China, Prague, and Cuba as past destinations. PTV has been an invited guest of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, performed with The Kenyan Boys Choir and the Juno award-winning folk-pop band Indian City, and is a frequent commissioner of composers and performer of premieres, including Bramwell Tovey's A Fistful of Guilders.
PTV’s girls' ensemble Cantemus placed first nationally in the 2019 National Music Festival and was a finaliast in the 2019 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, taking third place in their category. PTV Singers was a top finalist in the 2019 Llangollen International Music Festival in Wales where they sang with choirs from Britain, the U.S., China and Europe.
Upcoming projects include making a new CD of Manitoba repertoire to celebrate the province’s 150th anniversary as a province in 2020, and premiering a new opera for children’s voices by Sid Robinovitch with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in 2021.
VALDINE ANDERSON & MICHAEL DUECK, CONDUCTORS
Valdine Anderson, conductor
Valdine Anderson is known for her international operatic career spanning over two decades working with the top orchestras and conductors in Europe and North America. She is featured on several CDs and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999 among other awards. Valdine teaches voice on faculty at the Desaultels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and recently became artistic director of Pembina Trails Voices, a school-aged divisional choir organization with nine choirs, aged Kindergarten to High School. Valdine also conducts Esprit de Choeur Women's Choir in Winnipeg, an adult community choir that recently toured Iceland in 2018, and has been featured at Tapestry International Women's Choir Festival in Vancouver, hosted by Elektra Women's Choir in 2015.
Michael Dueck, conductor
Michael Dueck makes his second home on the stage as a passionate performer and enthusiastic educator. An active Manitoba choral advocate, Michael is the choral director at W.C. Miller Collegiate and Parkside School in Altona, Manitoba. As a vocalist, Michael has performed with outstanding Manitoba choirs including Prairie Voices, the University of Manitoba Singers and Canzona. He also represented Manitoba in the National Youth Choir of 2012. Other performance projects include Mint (Manitoba's favourite male vocal quartet) and Mayflowers in June (an acoustic trio based in Kleefeld, Manitoba). Michael is passionate about male ensemble singing and could not be happier to be included in the PTV family as conductor of the PTV Men and co-conductor of PTV Singers.
Gloria Kajoniensis – Gyöngyösi Levente
The River Child (a ballad) – Chester Duncan
Ambe – Andrew Balfour
Noche de Lluvia – Sid Robinovitch
Red River Valley – Leonard Enns
CHŒUR ADLEISIA (Québec)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Choeur Adleisia's mission is to connect, challenge, and inspire. Formed in January 2015, the choir is comprised of a diverse group of upper voice singers from all over North America. They are students and young professionals in fields such as music therapy, anthropology, and finance, brought together by the love of choral singing. Amelia McMahon and Virginie Pacheco share the artistic direction and run the rehearsals respectively in English and French. Adleisia celebrates women composers and Canadian music and was named Promising New Adult Ensemble during Choral Canada's 2017 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
AMELIA McMAHON & VIRGINIE PACHECO, CONDUCTORS
Amelia McMahon, conductor
A native of Nova Scotia, Amelia moved to Montreal to pursue jazz vocal studies at McGill University. Since completing her degree under the instruction of Ranee Lee, she has become an accomplished singer, conductor, and vocal teacher, and has lent her unique skill set to a myriad of ensembles around the island. Amelia now divides her time as conductor of St.George’s Elementary School’s E-Minor Glee Club, La Choral Harmonia, St. Veronica’s Catholic Church 11 O’Clock Choir, and Choeur Adleisia, and also maintains a private voice studio. In the summers, Amelia travels to the east coast as part of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Sing Adult and Youth Choir Camp team. She is currently mentored by Maestro Iwan Edwards.
Virginie Pacheco, conductor
Virginie began her musical training in France, where she graduated with Honors from the Université de Nancy with a Bachelor in Musicology. After completing diplomas in Recorder and music theory, Virginie settled in Montreal to pursue her Masters in Conducting at the Université de Sherbrooke, under the instruction of Robert Ingari. Since completing her degree, Virginie has quickly become an acclaimed emerging conductor, winning the Iwan Edwards award for her conducting. She has participated in masterclasses throughout the world, and in 2017 spent a summer residency with the Ontario Youth Choir under the tutelage of Elise Bradley. Virginie is a music teacher at Collège Stanislas and is also the artistic director of Les Jeunes Voix du Coeur in Beloeil. She is currently mentored by Maestro Iwan Edwards.
Boundless - Katerina Gimon (b. 1993) (Manuscript / manuscrit inédit)
Turlutte acadienne montréalaise - Marie-Claire Saindon (b. 1984) (Manuscript / manuscrit inédit)
Sanctum, 1. Requiem aeternam - Sarah Quartel (b. 1982) (Oxford University Press 9780193413382)
Uraren Besotik - Eva Ugalde (b.1973) (CM-Ediciones Musicales CM.2.0038)
Décharge - Marie-Claire Saindon (b. 1984) (Manuscript / manuscrit inédit)
Shining light - Joanne Metcalf (b. 1958) (Manuscript / manuscrit inédit)
Terre-Neuve - Marie-Claire Saindon (b. 1984) (Cypress Choral Music CP1805)
THE ELORA SINGERS (Ontario)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Now in its 39th year, The Elora Singers (TES) has established itself as one of Canada’s best professional chamber choirs. From its home base is Elora, Ontario, TES has a busy performance schedule and is JUNO- and Grammy-nominated with a dozen recordings. Throughout the year TES is also involved in education programs, community programs and health & wellness programs. Under Artistic Director, Mark Vuorinen, the 24-singer ensemble presents its own winter concert series serving Elora and surrounding communities; has served as the professional core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; performs run-out concerts to remote communities; and has toured to different areas of Canada. Each July since 1979, TES has served as the resident choir for the annual Elora Festival with an intense performance schedule. The choir is renowned for its diverse styles, its commitment to Canadian repertoire, and its collaborations with other artists.
MARK VUORINEN, CONDUCTOR
Mark Vuorinen is Artistic Director of both the Grand Philharmonic Choir and Elora Singers, and Assistant Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, where he is responsible for the choral music program. He holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Toronto. Recent concert highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Arvo Pärt’s Credo and Passio, John Estacio’s The Houses Stand not Far Apart and the Canadian premiere of Craig Hella John’s oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. In 2016, Mark received the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Arts Council and a National Choral Award (Outstanding Dissertation) from Choral Canada. Mark is a frequent guest conductor, clinician/adjudicator , and is president-elect of Choirs Ontario.
Turn – Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)
A child’s prayer – James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Her beacon hand from To the Hands – Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)
‘Commissioned work’ – Timothy Corlis (b. 1972)
Layton’s Letter to Canadians – Jeff Enns (b. 1972)
All of Us, from Considering Matthew Shepard – Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)
SCHULICH SINGERS | MCGILL UNIVERSITY (Québec)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
The award winning Schulich Singers is McGill University’s flagship vocal ensemble and is considered one of the most advanced university choirs in the country. The Schulich Singers is one of the five choral ensembles of the Schulich School of Music, and consist of 32 undergraduate and graduate students from Québec, Canada, the United States, Sweden, and Australia. The ensemble performs a wide variety of musical traditions at an exceptional level of musical expressivity and technical refinement. They recently received a first prize in the category Collegiate Choir as part of the 2019 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.
JEAN-SÉBASTIEN VALLÉE, CONDUCTOR
Jean-Sébastien Vallée is an internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue. Dr. Vallée is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Coordinator of the Ensembles & Conducting Area at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montréal. In addition, Maestro Vallée is Director of the renowned choir of the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul in Montréal and Music Director of the Ottawa Choral Society. Prior to his appointment at McGill University, he served as Director of Choral Studies at California State University in Los Angeles and was on the choral faculty of the University of Redlands. Maestro Vallée’s work has been broadcast nationally and internationally by CBC Radio and PBS and can be heard on several recordings, including his recent albums entitled Lux (ATMA, 2017) and Requiem (ATMA, 2018). Upcoming activities include concerts at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, a tour with the National Youth Choir of Canada, guest conducting with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, a return to Carnegie Hall with the music of Howard Goodall, and lectures at the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (New Zealand, 2020).
O Vos Omnes - Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Text: Lamentations 1:12
Adams Wills Begley (D.Mus 21), conductor
I Lost My Talk - Jeff Enns (b. 1972)*
Text: Rita Joe (1932-2007)
(Cypress Choral Music)
Floydd Ricketts (D.Mus 20), conductor
Panikihda: Vechnaya Pamyat - Michael Spiroff (b. 1996) *
Text: Eastern Orthodox funeral service
Andrew Hon (D.Mus 22), conductor
Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (from Ein deutsches Requiem) - Johannes
Text: Matthew 5:4; Psalm 126: 5-6
Les quatrains valaisans (excerpts) - Cyrill Schürch (b. 1974)
• Bonheur de l’été
• Quel calme nocturne
• Après une journée
Text: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
Gabrielle Gaudreault (D.Mus 20), conductor
little man in a hurry - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Text: Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962)
(Shadow Water Music)
*denote Canadian Composers
LUMINOUS VOICES (Alberta)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Luminous Voices, continues to thrill audiences in Calgary and beyond through performances, recordings and workshops. Founded in 2012 by conductor and Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Shantz, the choir has two recordings to their name, the most recent is “The Far West” released in May 2016. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “beautifully sung, as everything here is, by the aptly named Luminous Voices under Timothy Shantz.” “The Far West“ was awarded the 2018 National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Recording and 2016 National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition from Choral Canada. The choir’s first recording, “Mendelssohn’s Te Deum” was the winner of the 2016 Choral Canada award for Outstanding Choral Recording. Luminous Voices illuminates exceptional choral music of the past and present while expanding the repertoire through commissions and premieres.
TIMOTHY SHANTZ, CONDUCTOR
Chorus Master for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of Spiritus Chamber Choir and Founding Director of Luminous Voices, Timothy Shantz continues to garner critical praise for his work as conductor with both choral and instrumental ensembles. Kenneth DeLong of the Calgary Herald wrote, “Timothy Shantz led the choir with both energy and grace, drawing from the ensemble sounds that were refined, balanced, and filled with inner life.” Shantz is an experienced conductor, collaborator, and tenor soloist. Under his direction, Spiritus Chamber Choir earned the Healey Willan Grand Prize from the Canada Council in 2017 & 2013 and toured internationally earning second prize at the Fleischmann International Choral Competition in Cork, Ireland as well as second prize at the Florilège Vocal de Tours in France.
Sea Dreams (2018) - Peter-Anthony Togni (b. 1959)
Sara Hahn-Scinocco, flute
Sarah MacDonald, flute
Totus tuus - Peter-Anthony Togni
WINNIPEG BOYS' CHOIR (Manitoba)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Celebrating its 95th season in 2019-20, the Winnipeg Boys’ Choir (WBC) is an auditioned group dedicated to high-quality music making and vocal training in a convivial atmosphere. Possibly Canada’s oldest independent boys’ choir, it was founded as a treble choir in 1925 by the Men’s Musical Club, an organization instrumental in the inception of such local institutions as the Music Festival, the Philharmonic Choir, and the Symphony Orchestra. Led by Artistic Director and Treble Chorus conductor Carolyn Boyes, the choir presents two concerts each season, while the Treble and Senior Choruses, together and separately, regularly perform with our city’s finest arts organizations and support our community through fundraising and outreach performances. For nearly a decade, the Senior Chorus, now under Spencer Duncanson, has guided maturing singers through the voice change as they develop vocal confidence and musical sophistication, while their presence has vastly expanded the repertoire open to the choir.
CAROLYN BOYES & SPENCER DUNCANSON, CONDUCTORS
Carolyn Boyes, conductor
Artistic Director and Treble Conductor Carolyn Boyes has been active in Manitoba’s choral community all her life. A public school Music specialist, she has taught at every level, in English, French Immersion and milieu programs. She has worked as the Winnipeg School Division's Performing Arts Consultant and currently conducts award-winning choirs as a high school Choral Music teacher. Carolyn prepares children's choruses for Manitoba Opera and is instructor of Choral Techniques with the University of Manitoba's Orff Certification Program. She loves to adjudicate, and has guest-conducted the Eastern Manitoba Youth Choir, Manitoba Senior High Provincial Honour Choir, and Alberta Children’s Chorus. Carolyn earned a Master of Music (Choral Conducting) from the University of Manitoba. She was awarded the Michael J. Proudfoot Award for Excellence in Choral Music teaching at the 2009 Winnipeg Music Festival and was recently honoured by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of their 70th anniversary.
Spencer Duncanson, conductor
Spencer Duncanson holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum/Arts Education from the University of Manitoba. He earned his BA in Psychology and Music Education from Brooklyn College in New York and studied vocal performance at the University of Nevada-Reno. As an educator and performer with a special interest in opera, Mr. Duncanson has experience in film and stage as a narrator, actor, and soloist. He was Visual and Performing Arts Department Head at Sisler High School, and has also served as a sessional arts instructor at the University of Manitoba, and taught voice at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts. Mr. Duncanson is the founder of The Little Opera Company, which is dedicated to the production of operatic entertainment of high quality and broad accessibility, while providing a venue where local artists can profile and promote their talents.
Selections from the following:
Requiem, Sanctus - Gabriel Fauré (H. T. FitzSimons Company Inc.)
Dies Irae - Ryan Main (ryanmain.com)
Ani Ma’Amin - arr. Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory (Earthsongs)
Ceremony of Carols, This Little Babe - Benjamin Britten (Boosey & Hawkes)
Bist Du Bei Mir - Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, *accompaniment arr. S. Calvert (Gordon V. Thompson Music)
Deep River - *arr. Allan Bevan (Colla Voce Music)
O Sing to the Lord - Dan Davison (Walton Music)
Nothin’ Gonna Stumble My Feet - Greg Gilpin (Shawnee Press Inc.)
I Am in Need of Music - David L. Brunner (Boosey & Hawkes)
When Dawn Shines - *Mishaal Surti (Cypress Choral Music)
The Field Behind the Plow - *Stan Rogers, arr. Ron Smail (Cypress Choral Music)
Tyger - Elaine Hagenberg (Elaine Hagenberg Music)
Bien vite c’est le jour de l’an - *Le Bolduc, arr. Erica Phare-Berg (Cypress Choral Music)
Galop - Ken Berg (Pavane Publishing)
Prairie Spirit - *Marcelline K. Moody (unpublished)
J’entends le moulin - *Marcelline K. Moody (unpublished)
Je reviendrai à Montréal - *(Robert Charlebois, arr. Philip Lapatha (unpublished commission)
God Be in My Head - *Andrew Balfour (cameratanova.com)
EXULTATE CHAMBER SINGERS (Ontario)
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Founded in 1981, Exultate Chamber Singers has been celebrated for its continuing tradition of choral excellence for almost forty years. The choir is enriched not only by the excellent musicianship of its members but also by their varied academic and professional backgrounds.Together they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire. Founded and led for 30 years by conductor and organist John Tuttle, the choir has since been under the direction of Dr. Karen Grylls (2011-2012), Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt (2013-2018), and its newest artistic director, Dr. Mark Ramsay. Exultate is a three-time winner of the Canada Council Healey Willan Grand Prize and recently won first place in the adult mixed-voice chamber choir category of the 2019 Choral Canada National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. The choir has appeared in performance with Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen, and Ola Gjeilo, and has released five full-length albums to date.
DR. MARK RAMSAY, CONDUCTOR
Mark Ramsay is the artistic director of Exultate Chamber Singers and conductor of University of Toronto Men’s Chorus, U of T Scarborough Concert Choir, and MNjcc Community Choir. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at U of T Faculty of Music where he teaches graduate choral conducting lessons, an undergraduate course in choral music education, and works as an administrator for the choral area. He is a board member of Choirs Ontario and editor of its publication, Dynamic. Mark holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from U of T where he was a student of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, and a recipient of an Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting, multiple U of T Fellowships, and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He also holds a Master of Music from U of T and a Bachelor of Music Education from University of Prince Edward Island.
You Wave - E.K.R. Hammell* (b. 1993)
New Commission (World Premiere) - Katharine Petkovski* (b. 1997)
So Still - Brian Tate* (b. 1954)
Come to the Woods - Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
*denotes Canadian composer