Jennifer Moir, Artistic Director
Jennifer Moir is a highly respected conductor, educator and adjudicator with a growing international reputation. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and was honoured with the distinguished Leslie Bell Prize Award for Choral Conducting from the Ontario Art Council in 2004. In May of 2010, she was nominated for the Premiere’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, in the category of Emerging Artists.
Ms. Moir is invited regularly to serve as a clinician for festivals and leads workshops for music students and educators in both Europe and North America. In 2009, she was the guest artist in residence at the Sibelius Academy and the Konservatori in Helsinki, Finland.
In addition to conducting Les Choristes (women’s choir) and The Chorale (mixed choir) at the The University of Western Ontario, Don Wright Faculty of Music, she is the Artistic Director for the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Kaleid Choral Festival ~ “a kaleidoscope of voices” based in Woodstock ON. The Festival has hosted such internationally renoun vocal groups as Rajaton (Finland) Black Umfolosi 5 (Zimbabwe) and Cadence (Canada). Through this festival and regular programming, Jennifer has commissioned over 60 new works to date by Canadian composers.
Past conducting posts include co-conductor of the international award winning children’s choir, The Junior Amabile Youth Singers (1995-2001) and Project Sing! (2001-2007) Jennifer is on faculty with The Voice Care Network, based at St. John’s University, Minnesota. There she is able to continue her research into voice and choral pedagogy.
Janet Robb, Accompanist
Janet Robb began her accompanying career at the age of 10 when she was handed the music for her Junior Church Choir. This lead to playing for school choirs, and being drafted to play for fellow students in a wide variety of instrumental and vocal performance situations. She received both solo Performer and Teacher’s A.R.C.T. Diplomas from the Royal conservatory of Music. Janet is in demand as an accompanist throughout south-western Ontario, working with singers, instrumentalists and choirs. She is actively involved with Music Festivals and other competitions, recitals, auditions, examinations, music theatre and various concert presentations. As well as her vocation, music is her passion, having been inspired by a wonderful teacher at an early age always reminding her that “When you sing or play something it must say something.” Janet also maintains an active piano teaching studio from her home in Innerkip.
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