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 performer, voice teacher, performance studies researcher, and solo 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 solo vocal 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 and recent events. I hope you will considering joining me.
The Dichterliebe Project – Auditions September 11-12-13 / October 9, 11, 2015 My next project is the Dichterliebe Project – a song performance course for amateur pianists and singers aged 30 and above that will run in Victoria, B.C., in February and March 2016. The successor to The Winterreise Project, the Dictherliebe Project welcomes applications from beginner, intermediate, and advanced adult pianists and singers who would like to improve their musicianship and solo and collaborative playing and singing skills as part of a group of musicians working toward a joint performance of Schumann’s wonderful song cycle, Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love). I hope you will consider joining us for auditions in September and October in Victoria!
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 two choral workshops I am giving with the premier adult mixed-voice choir in the central interior, the Prince George Cantata Singers.
Choral Program, 1-8 August 2015 I have just finished work on the biennial Summer Academy Choral Program, which ran from August 1-8 at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Just under 80 singers from across Canada and the US joined my colleagues Morna Edmundson, Willi Zwozdesky, Brian Wismath and I for a wonderful week of chamber choir and full choir singing. I do hope you will consider joining us for our next choral academy, which will take place in summer 2017. Mark your diaries!
Solfa Chamber Choir Workshops, 17-28 August 2015 I have also recently completed another round of my Solfa Chamber Choir Workshops, also at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada. 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 will run in October 2016.
However you use this site, I hope you will be encouraged in your own music-making, wherever you may be,
with best wishes,