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Accompanists 2010

NAOMI BARCLAY:
Naomi began her piano studies at the age of three with Maureen Imlach.  She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Victoria with Bruce Vogt in 1994.She has done further strudy with Anton Kuerti.  She is a very busy accompanist for many soloists, choirs and orchestras.  She has a very active private piano studio.
Grade 10 RCM with Distinction. B.Mus in Performance, UVIC.
Discipline preferences: voice, strings - all levels.
PHONE: 250-743-6055   -   E-MAIL: nomeb.@shaw.ca
 
 
KATHLEEN WEST:
Four years study at the Royal College of Music, London, studying voice, piano and opera.
Hold ARAM and LRAM diplomas for singing and ARCM for piano
Teacher of voice and piano for many years in Toronto; drama coach and performer in many plays and musicals at both the professional and community level; six years as staff pianist at the National Ballet School in Toronto and currently plays for ballet classes at the Canadian College of the Performing Arts. Pacific Dance Centre and Island Dance Studio 
PHONE: 250-391-0353   -   E-MAIL: musicus@shaw.ca
 
 
KRIS EPPS: 
Pianist Kris Epps holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University where, among other achievements, he won first place in the piano category of the pretigious McGill Concerto Competition.  Among the teachers Kris has studied with are the late Dorothy Morton and Julliard pianist Lauretta Altman.  Frequently in demand as a collaborative artist, Kris has worked with singers and instrumentalists in concert and in competitions at the regional, provincial, national, and international levels.  Kris was an official accompanist of the Jeunesses Musicale International Voice Competition, and also the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals' National Music Festival.  Kris is on the faculty at Dawson College and the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre(CYMC).  Kris frequently works with Broadway performers Julia Murney and ERic Kunze and is the Director of Music for the production company Front Row Performing Arts.
 
Phone: Home: 514-488-1604   -  Cell: 514-812-4223
 
Preferred disciplines and levels: Voice, Piano(concerti), Instruments, Ballet:  all levels with special emphasis on senior and national.
 
 
STEPHEN SHIELDS:
studied music in Victoria, Hamilton and Ottawa.  Stephen majored in organ at the University of Ottawa and received a scholarship to study at Western in London 1977-78 with Dr. Damian Bratuz amd for master classes with Ronald Turini.  These studies led him to start accompanying and that became his first love.  He holds diplomas of ARCT in organ performance and A.Mus. in Piano Performance from Western with a Gold Medal in 1971.  He is in much demand and prefers to play for flute and strings but will play for voice if  requested  His preferred levels are medium to advanced.
 
E-mail: shields1952@gmail.com


SHANNON TYRRELL BRYANT 
 Shannon began piano at the age of five at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mary Jackson, Winifred Wood, and Dr. Robin Wood. After completing her AVCM at the age of fifteen, she coninued to study piano performance under Dr. Wood at the University of Victoria. Following her post-secondary education she began private vocal studies with Arlene McIntyre. For the last five years she has been teaching at Shawnigan Lake School, where she currently acts as Director of Music. Her duties include Music Director for the musical theatre program, choral director, voice teacher and piano teacher.
 
Preferred disciplines: Classical Voice and Musical Theatre, any levels
Phone: 250 743-6224, 250 929-4399