Emily Martin, Soprano
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, 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. Assistant Professor at Bucknell University and Director of the Bucknell Opera Theatre, Emily regularly teaches and directs around the United States. As a certified yoga teacher (RYT) she has taught multiple singer and musician wellness classes and has presented on her wellness research at the Performing Arts Medical Association National Conference and the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference.
Elizabeth McDonald, Soprano
Canadian soprano Elizabeth McDonald has a diverse career as a performer and teacher. She performed as a young artist with both the Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, where she made her mainstage debut as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo. A member of the voice faculty at the University of Toronto, she is a regular guest clinician at programs across Canada including the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Ontario Youth Choir, Cowtown Summer Opera Academy (COSA) and Canadian Opera Arts Academy (COAA) and has served as an adjudicator for the 2018 Canadian National Music Festival. Her students have won major awards including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition, the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition and have been featured on the 2016 and 2017 CBC's annual list "Hot 30 Under 30 Classical Musicians."
Kathryn Tremills, Piano
Dr. Kathryn Tremills’ 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. A three time 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).