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Sessionals and Applied Music Instructors




Neil Currie, Music Theory

Brian Unverricht, Music Education

Audrey Falk Janzen, Musicianship
Pierre-Mathieu Gauthier, Musicianship

Erin Brophey, Woodwind Techniques
Troy Linsley, Woodwind Techniques

Randi Nelson, Woodwind Techniques
Marie Sellar, Woodwind Techniques
Margaret Wilson, Woodwind Techniques

Online Learning:
Anna Boyden, Academic Coordinator of Online Music Courses
Kerry Agnew, Online Tutor Marker


Randi Nelson, Flute
Erin Brophey. Oboe
Margaret Wilson, Clarinet
Marie Sellar, Bassoon
Glen Gillis, Saxophone
Troy Linsley, Saxophone
Arlene Shiplett, Horn
Dean McNeill
, Trumpet
Don Schmidt, Trombone, Euphonium
Dawn McLean Belyk, Bass Trombone
Darrell Bueckert, Percussion

Robert Klose, Violin
Scott McKnight, Cello
Richard Carnegie, Double Bass
Walter Hofmeister, Guitar

Garry Gable, Voice
Chris Kelly, Voice
Janice Paterson, Voice

Naida Archer, Piano
Kathleen Lohrenz Gable, Piano
Bonnie Nicholson, Piano
Kathleen Solose, Piano

Glenn Goodman, Organ




Darrell Bueckert, Percussion, Music Education, Music Technology

Darrell is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (B.A.), the Canadian Mennonite Bible College (B.Th.) and the University of Saskatchewan (B.Mus. Mus.Ed. and M.Ed. in instrumental music). He has performed with many professional organizations including both the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra where he is now Principal Timpanist. Darrell's first solo CD, Out of the Blue, received a nomination for Outstanding Instrumental Recording at the 2003 Western Canadian Music Awards. Darrell is Applied Percussion Instructor, Sessional Lecturer in Music Education.

Richard Carnegie, Double Bass

Richard Carnegie began his first season as Principal Bass with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in 2006. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto with Timothy Cobb and Joel Quarrington. He has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the National Academy Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Young Artist Programme. With Toronto indie artist Laura Barrett he recorded for CBC Radio 2 and performed at Canadian Music Week. In addition to teaching at the University of Saskatchewan, Richard maintains a busy private teaching schedule and instructs the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra's Double Bass Programme.

Terry Heckman Trumpet

Terry Heckman has been the Principal Trumpet of the Saskatoon Symphony since the fall of 1991. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Brass and the Metro Jazz Ensemble, and is the Bandmaster of the Saskatoon Brass Band, with which he helped to establish the Prairie Brass Band Festival, an annual gathering of Brass Bands from Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Regina and Edmonton.

Terry has established himself as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator of brass instruments and bands throughout the prairies. He has been an instructor at the University of Saskatchewan Music Department, for the Prairie Region Cadet Summer Training Camps, Saskatchewan Band Association Summer Band Camps, Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Summer Orchestra Workshops, Music Camrose Summer Music Camp, and the International Music Camp, and an adjudicator at various Saskatchewan Music Festival Association festivals, at Springfest, and at Unifest.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Music (Education) from the University of Victoria and a Licentiate in Music (Performance) from McGill University.

Terry has been a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and earlier played in the Youth Orchestras of Calgary and Victoria. He is on the Executive Board of the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association, AFM Local 553, and has served on the Saskatoon Symphony Players’ Association Players’ Committee and Negotiating Committee, and as the Production Manager for the Saskatoon Symphony.

Terry enjoys hunting and fishing and yet is married to a vegetarian -Kim deLaforest, an exceptionally talented violin and fiddle player and teacher.

Kathleen Lohrenz Gable, Piano, Music Theatre, Vocal Coaching

Kathleen Lohrenz Gable's professional career includes experiences as a recitalist, voice coach & accompanist, and as a musical director and rehearsal pianist for opera and musical theatre productions in Canada and the USA. Her studies have taken her to schools in Canada, the USA, and to Europe. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University; a Diploma in Lieder from the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria; her Fellowship from Trinity College in London; and her Master of Music in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan.

Kathleen has enjoyed an extensive teaching career in Canada and the United States, being called upon to share her expertise as both adjudicator and workshop clinician. Her students have won many top awards, including Regional, State, and Provincial competitions. After completing her graduate work, Kathleen served as Lecturer for the Piano Pedagogy program at the University of Michigan and as piano instructor at the famous Interlochen National Music Camp in Michigan. She has also taught in the music programs for Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Windsor. Currently, Kathleen teaches Applied Piano and is Music Director for the Music Theatre Ensemble at the University of Saskatchewan. Kathleen, with husband/bass-baritone Garry Gable, started The Opera Troupe of Saskatoon (TOTOS), a group dedicated to providing operatic performances for Saskatoon area singers and audiences. She has served as repetiteur and rehearsal pianist and has performed on keyboards with the Saskatoon Opera Association. She is thrilled to be a part of the faculty of OPERA NUOVA, a national-level summer training program for singers and pianists. Since 1997 Kathleen has collaborated with five of the Young Artist winner’s for a recital tour of Manitoba and Saskatchewan cities. In each of the last two years Kathleen has conducted the Saskatoon Symphony and TOTOS in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. In addition to her university teaching, Kathleen maintains a full teaching/coaching studio at home. This fall, Kathleen, with husband Garry, has been invited to perform and teach at the Tianjin Conservatory and the Wuhan University Conservatory of Music in China.

Bonnie Nicholson, Piano

nicholson Bonnie Nicholson is a pianist, teacher and chamber musician from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as an A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from the R.C.M. Teachers and influences are varied and include mentor, Robin Harrison.

Since 1985, Bonnie has served as a Sessional Lecturer in Piano, at the Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan. As part of her solo and teaching career, she has received the Florence Bowes Piano Pedagogy Scholarship (1993), the Dwaine Nelson Teaching Award for Excellence from the University of Saskatchewan Association of Student Musicians (2000) and the Sylvia Wallace Award for Sessional Teaching Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan (2004). In their recommendations and evaluations, students and colleagues have commented on Bonnie’s “innovative and insightful teaching methods”, and her “enthusiasm and encouragement”. Ms. Nicholson’s students consistently excel at competitions, festivals and exams, locally, provincially and nationally. Recent highlights have come in February 2006, when former student Dr. Thomas Yu won the 17th Concours international des grands amateurs de piano, in Paris, France, and in January 2009, when former student Samuel Deason tied for first place in the Glenn Gould School’s Concerto Competition.

In spring of 2009, Bonnie travelled across Canada as a judge for the Canadian Music Competition. She worked int he cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa, Toronto, Sherbrooke and Halifax.

Bonnie Nicholson appears on CD with bass-baritone Henri Loiselle, the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, the Saskatoon Fireside Singers and most recently, trumpeter Dean McNeill’s disc entitled Melange. A new recording with saxophonist Glen Gillis will be available in September, 2010


Marie Sellar, Bassoon, Woodwind Techniques

Marie Sellar first performed with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in 1991 and became a full-fledged member of the bassoon section in 1995.  Marie has also performed professionally with the Regina and Winnipeg Symphonies, as well as with the Saskatoon Opera Association.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is an alumnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.  Marie maintains a private studio and is active locally as a freelance musician and clinician.  She has been a sessional lecturer for the Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan since 2003.  Marie and husband Troy Linsley co-ordinate the Saskatchewan Band Association’s Saskatoon Summer Band Camp.  Together they have two brilliant young sons, Nathaniel and Samuel.

Arlene Shiplett, Horn

shiplett Arlene Shiplett was born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She became involved in music at an early age with piano lessons, choir and both school and private band programs. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Mus.Mus.Ed in 1986. Arlene became a member of the Saskatoon Symphony in 1992. For several years Arlene taught Band in rural Saskatchewan and played in the Symphony. Since 2000, she has narrowed her focus to teaching horn at the University of Saskatchewan as well as private teaching and coaching.

Arlene is the brass instructor for the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, Administrative Assistant for the North Saskatchewan Wind Symphony, and works at Musicraft Instrument Repair.
Arlene formed the Saskatoon Horn Choir in 2002. It has become a group made up of horn players from every adult band and orchestra in Saskatoon. The horn choir performs several concerts during the Christmas season and in the spring. There is also a junior form of this group. Most participants are private students of Arlene’s and will be performing at the Moose Jaw Band Festival in May, 2013.

In 2008, she became the Northern Saskatchewan presenter of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program. Every year, Arlene visits schools across Northern Saskatchewan performing presentations to elementary schools. The goal of this program is to bring live music, as well as teach the joy of music, to students who would not normally experience it.
She is also a member of the Gala Trio along with as Audrey Bayduza, Piano and Gaye-Lynn Kern, Soprano. This dynamic group performs a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop to jazz standards.

Arlene is in her 8th year performing with the International Brass Quintet at the International Peace Gardens. The IMC Brass Quintet meets for 2 weeks every summer to perform in Minot, North Dakota, on the Festival of the Arts series at the Peace Gardens and informal concerts in Boissevain, Manitoba.
Arlene has also performed with Prairie Virtuosi, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Brandon Chamber Orchestra, Saskatoon Philharmonic, Saskatoon Opera, North Saskatchewan Wind Symphony and Saskatoon Concert Band and Saskatoon Community Wind Ensemble as well as various chamber groups in Saskatoon. In June 2011, she performed at solo concert in North Battleford with Jaya Hoy, Piano and Myra Lyn, Violin.

Her other accomplishments include winning the Dwaine Nelson Teaching Award at the University of Saskatchewan, conducting the mass horn choir at the Call of the Wild horn conference in Cold Lake Alberta, and forming mass horn choirs to perform at the University of Saskatchewan Brass Days and special events.
Arlene may be seen every summer performing on the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum’s Steam Calliope - one of a few in playing condition in North America. She is




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