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Experienced adjudicator of both competitive and non-competitive festivals, Aury Murray, is committed to encouraging music students in their development of well-rounded musicianship and a long lasting love of music. As part of her adjudications, she especially enjoys opportunities to work collectively with students of all levels (post performance) in mini master class/ coaching sessions. This enables students at the end of each class to mutually “strive together on the road to excellence”
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.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba
studied piano with Alice Nakauchi and Sydney McInnis. Further studies with Boris Lysenko in Toronto and with the renowned pedagogue Jeaneane Dowis in New York City and Waterloo Festival at Princeton University.
Intensive piano-vocal seminars with Martin Isepp (Academy of Singing - Banff Centre) and Rudolf Jansen (Mountainview Festival).
Performer in piano chamber music works and as collaborative artist.
John W. N. Palmer plays Bass Trb in the Kingston Symphony, Canada. He is a prize-winning composer, an adjudicator and Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre. He conducts BrassWerks, Orchestra Kingston, and occasionally GTPO. Music is published by Alry/United, Solid Brass and CMC.
Ms. Potter currently maintains a busy career as a piano teacher and freelance musician in Toronto.
A soloist and collaborative pianist, I play chamber music from all eras with extraordinary people, who seek to challenge themselves outside of the beaten path. I am regularly called upon to adjudicate Canadian Music Competitions as well as examining up and coming pianists, encouraging their self-confidence and joy in music. Currently teaching contemporary music repertoire at McGill University, I am also tutoring piano students of different levels and ages.
Toronto-based educator, conductor, and pianist. Artistic Director of Exultate Chamber Singers, Conductor of U of T Men's Chorus, U of T Scarborough Concert Choir, and MNjcc Community Choir. Instructor at University of Toronto Faculty of Music.
As an elementary music specialist (35 years), I direct choral and handbell choirs, teach recorder and general classroom music. I play classical violin and piano and I have been a church organist and choir director. I perform in a professional singing duo, Donna & Andy. We received a Juno nomination and multiple ECMA and Music NS awards for our recordings of children's music. I compose choral music for children and adults. My songs are in the Royal Conservatory of Music graded vocal series.
Dr. Riehl is an RCM examiner for brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments. She is a band specialist with decades of experience teaching individuals of all ages and levels and coaching ensembles large and small.
Susan was on the piano faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music from 1991 to 1999, and has been a member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners since 1993. She is an active member of the Kitchener-Waterloo branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and has served twice on ORMTA Provincial Council. Susan enjoys her private piano studio in Kitchener, and teaches students of all ages.