Sessionals and Applied Music Instructors
Neil Currie, Music Theory
Audrey Falk Janzen, Musicianship
Erin Brophey, Woodwind Techniques
Randi Nelson, Flute
Robert Klose, Violin
Glenn Goodman, Organ
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 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.
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
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.
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 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 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 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.