Profile Category: Conductor

Kathleen Allan
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Kathleen Allan

Kathleen Allan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto and the Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional Baroque choir.  Originally from St. John’s, NL, Ms. Allan is in high demand as a conductor, composer and clinician and is equally comfortable working in early, contemporary, and symphonic repertoire. Recent guest...

Jamie Hillman
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Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman joins TMC this Fall as Director of Community Engagement and Associate Conductor. He is a Canadian and American musician, active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. He holds the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto where he is also Director of Choral Studies and an...

Marcus Desir
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Marcus Desir

Marcus Desir is the conductor of the recently established Los Angeles based singing group, De-Nuance. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in choral music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music studying with Jo-Michael Scheibe, Cristian Grases, Nick Strimple, and Tram Sparks. He previously earned a Master of Music...

Sarah Maria Leung
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Sarah Maria Leung

Hailing from Hong Kong, Sarah Maria Leung is known for her gentle yet commanding music direction. Sarah is currently Music Director at the Newman Centre at U of T. She is also Assistant Conductor at Pax Christi Chorale and the project-based group Incontra Vocal Ensemble. Sarah holds an MMus in choral conducting from the University of...

Ann Chen
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Ann Chen

Born in Taichung, Taiwan, Ann Chen obtained her Bachelor of Music in Piano from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and Bachelor of Education in 2014. She is currently studying MM in Choral Music at University of Southern California. Ann is a pianist, a vocalist, and a conductor. She was selected to perform in...

Matt Taylor
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Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a DMA student at the University of Georgia, currently pursuing his degree in Choral Conducting on a Hoveland Choral Fellowship. Before moving to Athens, Georgia, Matt was an associate choral director at Wando High School in Charleston, SC, where he directed the intermediate and advanced treble choirs. Matt has served as a...

Joshua Boggs
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Joshua Boggs

Joshua Boggs is Assistant Professor of Choral and Vocal Studies at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and Founding Artistic Director of AppOpera. He is most interested in the scholarship and performance of early and new music, and maintains an active profile as a countertenor. Boggs’ dissertation focuses on Craig Hella Johnson’s oratorio Considering...

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada’s first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void...

Head and shoulders photo of Artistic Director Jean-Sebastien Vallee. He is wearing a black turtle neck and jacket and is looking directly at the camera.
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Jean-Sébastien Vallée

Canadian-American conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée is an internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue. In addition to his work as Artistic Director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Jean-Sébastien 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, and Director of...

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