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Dr. Sonia Lee has given performances, talks and masterclasses in more than eighteen countries on four continents. Her performances have been praised by critics as "masterly" (Aliénor, US) and possessing "grace and flair" (Sounding Board, UK). Her discography includes solo and collaborative projects, featuring rediscovered music of Antonia Bembo, Joseph Weigl, Georg Berg, and Leopold Kozeluch. Dr. Lee is also a guest director, writer, editor, arranger and composer. www.sonialeemusic.com
Dr. Jacqueline Leung is a performer, adjudicator and teaching artist of international scope, having appeared professionally in North and South America, Europe, the Middle-East and Hong Kong as a guest artist. A gold medal teacher and RCM examiner continually researching historical performance practices, Jackie offers a wealth of knowledge to young artists as a masterclass/workshop clinician and adjudicator. D.M.A piano performance- Stony Brook University, M.Mus + B.Mus - McGill.
Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald has a diverse career as a performer and teacher. As a member of the trio Women on the Verge, Elizabeth is committed to commissioning and performing works about women written by women. As a teacher, her students have won major awards including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition, and the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition.
I have taught Speech Arts and Drama for 30 years in group and private lessons. Adjudication has taken me to many parts of the country, where has been a joy for me to interact with students of all ages. Speech Arts is a vital part of a rounded education, and I want to continue to encourage students and mentor teachers for as long as I'm able.
Kent has been the Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University in Ohio since 2019, having accepted this position after spending 18 years at St. Olaf College in Minnesota as a Professor of Piano Performance and more recently also department chair and Associate Dean of Fine Arts.
Canadian singer Gloria Jean Nagy holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and an ARCT from RCM. Her vocal chamber group Cantabile has performed for thirty seasons and she has directed over a dozen choirs in the Ottawa area. She has appeared in numerous operatic performances and has been an examiner for Conservatory Canada since 2002. She has explored vocal music by Canadian composers and frequently presents their music.
A seasoned teacher and inspirational adjudicator, Murray has completed more than fifty adjudicating assignments in Canada and India. Having participated in many festivals as a young student, he remains steadfast in his passion for working with young musicians, particularly pianists. As a member of the College of Examiners of The Royal Conservatory, Murray has further honed his diagnostic skills during his many years of examining across Canada and the United States.
Pianist from Saskatoon.
Nancy Nowosad has adjudicated music festivals for over 25 years in MB, SK and ON, and has also been an examiner for the Royal Conservatory for over 20 years. She maintains a private teaching studio in Winnipeg where she teaches all levels of piano, saxophone and theory.