Laura Curtis

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Affiliation: Western University
Presentation: Interest Session, Reading Session
Title: Celebrating Canada: A catalogue of choral music
Abstract: This session presents a catalogue of songs performed in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial that highlights the names of titles and Canadian composers that have been at the forefront of the celebration. In addition to presenting the catalogue of songs, members of the Choral Canada Advocacy Committee will lead a reading session that presents a variety of music captured in this collection for all musical stages and levels. It is our hope that making this information available to you might be of assistance with your future programming of Canadian repertoire.

Biography: Laura is in her first year of the Masters of Music Education program at Western University. She received an Honours Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from McMaster University, and was awarded the University Student Research Award, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and the Canada Graduate Scholarship for her ongoing research focusing on the effects of infertility on female singer identity. Laura also holds a Diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON. Since 2004, Laura has established herself as a teacher of voice, piano, and theory in and around her hometown of Orangeville, ON. In addition to teaching and studying, Laura has sung with the Headwaters Concert Choir in Caledon, ON, for more than ten years, and volunteers as a board member for the Orangeville and District Music Festival. She enjoys her role with Choral Canada as a member of the advocacy committee.