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Shireen Abu Khader
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Shireen Abu Khader

Shireen Abu Khader is a Palestinian Jordanian Canadian artist, composer and educator. She holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Toronto, a Master’s in Choral Music from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory. In 2002, Shireen founded Dozan wa Awtar Music...

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Sarah Kirkland Snider

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative that has been hailed as “rapturous” (The New York Times), “groundbreaking” (The Boston Globe), and “poignant, deeply personal” (The New Yorker). Recently named one of the “Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music” by The Washington Post, Snider’s works have been commissioned and/or performed by the New...

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...

Sachiko Marshall
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Sachiko Marshall

Litigation Counsel, Sun Life Financial Chorister Representative Sachi has been singing with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir since 2016. She started choral singing young, joining the Toronto Children’s Chorus at age 8. She is also a past member of the Bell Arte Singers, Toronto Youth Choir, and various choral ensembles at Acadia University and Dalhousie University...

Pat Irwin
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Pat Irwin

Founder, ElderCareCanada Chorister Representative After a 25-year career in financial services, Pat Irwin founded ElderCareCanada to assist seniors and their families to plan and implement solutions for care, housing and long-term planning and care management. Her eldercare career includes consulting, advocacy and education. Advocacy includes Corporate Employee Assistance Programs, seminar series such as “ElderCare 101”,...

Amy Tibble
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Amy Tibble

Partner, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP Amy Tibble is an employment lawyer and Partner of the law firm of Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP in Toronto. She advises employers on a variety of matters related to litigation, employment law, accommodation, hiring, retention, terminations, human rights, and more. Amy is committed to the professional...

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...

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