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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...

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...

Rena Roussin
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Rena Roussin

Rena Roussin is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Toronto, and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on constructions of disability and gender in Joseph Haydn’s operas and oratorios. More broadly, her research interests include conceiving of art music and music theatre as forms of activism and social justice in historic and current...

Brett Polegato
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Brett Polegato

One of today’s most sought-after lyric baritones on the international stage, Canadian-Italian Brett Polegato has earned the highest praise from audiences and critics for his artistic sensibility: “his is a serious and seductive voice” says the Globe and Mail, while the New York Times has praised him for his “burnished, well-focused voice”, which he uses...