Student acknowledgements

In my busyness, I have been remiss in failing to mention my wonderful students’ many accomplishments this year. I hope I will not omit any of these successes in this post. First, I would like to congratulate Jodie Cadsby on winning first in her vocal class at the Davenport Music Festival. It is always a thrill as a teacher to step away from the studio and the piano and become audience member. I was absolutely blow away by the beauty, power, and maturity in Jodie’s voice,¬†which was also duly noted and commended by the adjudicator. Jodie has worked incredibly hard the two years she has studied with me, and I have seen incredible development in her as a singer and student; I could not be any more thrilled than I am for Jodie. Another exciting win was for Annika Chisholm, who won an award for student showing the most development and improvement at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Choir School. Annika has also studied with me for two years and I have witnessed astonishing improvement in her vocal range (perhaps a budding coloratura here!) and a maturity in her commitment to music. Annika is so very deserving of this award; congratulations Annika! Last but certainly not least, my student Tricia Postle has had an incredibly exciting year with her medieval ensemble. They were invited to a one month residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts, for which they also received full scholarship. Then, they will be traveling to Spain for three weeks this summer for musical studies and performances, an endeavour which is being supported by the Canadian Arts Council. I could not be any more proud of all of my students and their hard work.

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