Welcome to my website and thanks for visiting!
I hope you’ll enjoy this new site, which is designed to encourage your interaction as much as possible.
As you visit, you will see that I am active as a professional solo and choral performer, voice teacher, performance studies researcher, and choral clinician. Please take a look at some of my performing, teaching, and research activities – I hope you will find something you might like to hear, or a project, workshop, conference, or course you can participate in.
I give masterclasses and choral workshops, and oversee study days and extended song projects throughout British Columbia and across the UK. New singers are always welcome. Here are highlights of some upcoming events. I hope you will considering joining me.
Choral Program, 1-8 August 2015
My next big project is the Summer Academy Choral Program, which runs from August 1-8 at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. This is a wonderful week of chamber choir and full choir singing, when I’m joined by colleagues Morna Edmundson, Willi Zwozdesky, and Brian Wismath, and about 70 singers (aged 16 and up) from all over Canada. I do hope you will consider joining us! Click here to Register.
Solfa Chamber Choir Workshops, 17-28 August 2015
In the second half of August, I will be running two sessions of the Solfa Chamber Choir Workshops also at the VCM. These are a great opportunity for singers to improve their sight-singing and general musicianship skills, with something for everyone at different levels. The next sessions after these will run in Fall 2016, so do take this chance to brush up your skills in a welcoming and fun chamber choir environment.
The Dichterliebe Project – Auditions September 11-12, 2015
I have recently completed a reflective performance course on Schubert’s songs called The Winterreise Project. Please see the separate site for full information about this exciting new development. My next song project, also undertaken with my colleague pianist Anna Cal, will be the Dichterliebe Project, which welcomes amateur singers and pianists aged 30 and older. The Dichterliebe Project will run in February/March 2016, with auditions in September 2015. If you would like to audition, please write to me via the contact page.
Choral Workshop – 19 September, 2015
One of my favourite things to do as a clinician is to travel to new areas to work with the wonderful musicians and music directors who make music happen outside major city centres. If you are in the area, I hope you will join me for a choral workshop I am giving with the premier adult mixed-voice choir in the central interior, the Prince George Cantata Singers.
Finally, please note that the New Works pages are still under development. These will showcase some of the songs that have been written for me recently. I hope you will enjoy learning about these fantastic new pieces, and that you will download them and perform them yourself. They are all very worthy of many repeat performances!
However you use the site, I hope you will be encouraged in your own music making, wherever you may be.
with best wishes,