Elizabeth McDonald (www.fromthevoiceof.com)

Emily Martin (www.emilycmartin.com)

Kathryn Tremills (www.kathrytremills.com)

Women on the Verge was formed in 2016 by American soprano Emily Martin, Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald and Canadian pianist Kathryn Tremills.  

Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald is having a diverse career as a performer and teacher.  A young artist with both the Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, she made her mainstage debut as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo. A Sessional Instructor of Voice at the University of Toronto, 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. She lives in Prince Edward County with her husband and two children. www.fromthevoiceof.ca

American soprano Emily Martin has regularly received acclaim for her “enchanting iridescence”, and has been called “dramatically energetic and skillful” for her operatic performing in opera houses across the US including The Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Nevada, and the Chautauqua Opera.  Emily has graced the stage of Carnegie Hall in Handel’s Messiah and has presented solo recitals across the US and Canada.  Emily is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bucknell Opera Theatre at Bucknell University Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and daughter.  www.emilycmartin.com

Canadian pianist Dr. Kathryn Tremills is in demand as a performer, teacher, coach and adjudicator.  Kathryn holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and is an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Toronto. Her extensive performing career has taken her to the stages of Roy Thomson Hall, Koerner Hall, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Off Centre Music Salon, the Canadian Art Song Project, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Thursday Noon Concerts, and Pro Musica Detroit to name a few. Twice a Canada Council Grant recipient, she has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in North America, and has served as musical staff at the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Children’s Chorus.  Kathryn is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto, and serves on the faculty at the Centre for Opera in Sulmona, Italy (COSI) and Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (COAA). She resides in Toronto with her husband, bass-baritone Giles Tomkins and their son. www.kathryntremills.com