Program for Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts:

 ** 2018 Program **

Piano Adjudicator:  Leanne Regehr


Leanne Regehr is a versatile and sensitive pianist who has captivated increasingly diverse audiences across North America. She is the featured soloist in a live recording of Victor Davies' Mennonite Piano Concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and is currently based in Edmonton where she serves on the faculties of the University of Alberta and The King’s University.

Leanne’s reputation in opera has grown through engagements as a répétiteur with Shreveport Opera, Mercury Opera, and Edmonton Opera. Her dedication to the development of young singers has been shown through her work as a faculty member with Opera NUOVA, a staff pianist for Sherrill Milnes' VoicExperience Program in Florida, and as a Coaching Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. She is widely recognized for her intuitive ability to collaborate with other musicians across an extensive range of repertoire.

Leanne completed her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance at Northwestern University and explored further studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Aspen Music Festival. She has enjoyed exploring the masterpieces of the choral repertoire during her fifteen seasons as accompanist with the Richard Eaton Singers, and freelances as a soloist, vocal coach, recital partner, and adjudicator.

Speech Arts Adjudicator: Caroljoy Green

Caroljoy Green has been teaching Speech Arts and Drama classes for many years, to students from pre-schoolers to teens and even Senior Citizens.  She feels passionately about helping speech arts students be empowered to "shine!"  She is the High School Drama teacher at Cedars Christian School, in Prince George, BC, and worked with several elementary classrooms there to prepare pieces for the Prince George Speech Arts & Drama Festival in 2017.  She serves as a sought-after substitute teacher for grades  K - 12, including music .  She earned a BA in Philosophy, Cum Laude, from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and has completed her Grade 8 RCM exam, with honors.  

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