Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Mount Allison University

Bachelor of Music. Sackville, NB (2003). Major in saxophone performance.

Memorial University

Master of Music. St. John’s, NL (2007). Major in choral conducting. Studied under Douglas Dunsmore, Donald Buell, Kellie Walsh and Marc David.

Professional Development

Directors College

Barbershop Harmony Society (2005)

Festival 500 Choral Conducting Symposium

Studied under Dale Warland (2007)

Chorus Director Workshop Intensive (CDWI)

Barbershop Harmony Society (2007 and 2009)

Halifax Summer Choral Conducting Symposium

Studied under Caron Daley (2013)

Podium 2014

Choral Canada | Association of Canadian Choral Communities (2014)

Presentations

“The Compositional Techniques of Eric Whitacre”

Festival 500 Sharing The Voices Symposium (2007)

Teaching Experience

Sing Summer

Nova Scotia Choral Federation, Berwick, NS (2003-2006)

Memorial University (MUN)

Graduate Assistant, Sessional Instructor and Workshop Facilitator (2005-2007)

MUN Continuing Education

Singing Workshop Facilitator (2007-2008)

Private Studio Instructor

Lessons in voice, guitar and woodwinds: Canadian Conservatory of Music, The Music Corner and my own private studio. (2003 to present)

Coastal Sounds Choir Association

Artistic Director of the Coastal Sounds Community Choir, the Aurora Women’s Choir, the Christmas Cantata Project and the Coastal Sounds Summer Music Program.

Conducting Experience

Bedford Community Orchestra (2003-2005)
Nova Voce Men’s Choir (2004-2005)
MUN Festival & Chamber Choirs (2005-2007)
Anchormen Barbershop Chorus (2005 to 2014)
Coastal Sounds Community Choir (2007 to present)
Quintessential Vocal Ensemble (occasional, 2012 to present)
Topsail United Church (2013 to present)
Aurora Women’s Choir (2014 to present)

Chorister Experience

Nova Voce Men’s Choir, Terry Hurrell (2003-2005)
Halifax Camerata Singers, Jeff Joudrey (2003-2005)
Nova Scotia Youth Choir, Scott Leithead (2005)
Gower Street United Church Choir, Doug Dunsmore (2006-2012)
Philharmonic Choir of the NSO, Doug Dunsmore (2006-2008)
Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir, Chad Stride (2008-2009)
Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, Susan Quinn (2012 to present)

Affiliations / Memberships

NL Registered Music Teachers Association
Choral Canada | Association of Canadian Choral Communities