Music


Bale, Bob

Music Promoter

 



Bazinet, Rod



Bel Canto Chorus

Bel Canto has roots that go back over forty years to the Sudbury Philharmonic Society. In the mid 1970’s, this group split into the Sudbury Symphony and Bel Canto. Ours is a non-profit organization which provides a welcoming venue for people who love to sing together. Our membership, usually around 45 to 55 in number, consists of people from all walks of life, students to retirees, and from all over Greater Sudbury, including Whitefish, Capreol, Dowling, Onaping, Skead, Copper Cliff, Hanmer.

We offer four public performances annually – two in December and two in May; we perform a wide variety of musical styles, including sacred, classical, modern, folk, broadway, in order to appeal to a cross-section of the community. At our concerts, we often feature guests such as Sudbury Secondary Choirs, Cambrian Youth Orchestra, Kampana Handbells, and we have been able to provide opportunities for talented local voice students to be spotlighted. Each year we fund an award for vocal performance at the Sudbury Kiwanis Festival. As well, we have performed with the Sudbury Symphony and as guests at local high school concerts.

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Cambrian College – Open Studio

Contact Name: Joan Campbell



Cameron, Duncan

Duncan Cameron is a Celtic singer and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sudbury, Ontario.

His late father Stewart Cameron’s mastery of Scottish ballads was his first inspiration, and in his teens, Duncan started singing with his family. At folk festivals The Cameron Family performed not only music and storytelling, but also traditional mummers’ plays.

He chose the fiddle as his first instrument, but now also plays mandolin, guitar, Irish bouzouki, tin whistle, harmonica, bodhrán and English concertina. Traditional Irish, English and French-Canadian groups have contributed much of Duncan’s repertoire, but classical, country, and other popular styles of music have also added to his creative approach.

He has toured, recorded with, and composed music for many groups including The Pierre Schryer Band (Juno nominated in 2004), Fig For A Kiss (nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2006) and The Irish Descendants. In addition Duncan has been part of several theatrical productions, notably Drayton Entertainment’s “Sorry … I’m Canadian” in 2008 and “Cotton Patch Gospel” in 2006, as well as the Mirvish production of “Needfire” in 1998.

His solo performances and his solo CD, The Whistling Thief (2000) have also garnered attention. His strong vocals (in both French and English), intricate arrangements, and sense of humour truly transport the listener.

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.



Gibson, Ian



Gould, Matt

Matt Gould, guitarist along with Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould, violinist are part of an international touring ensemble called Duo46.

Matt preforms and teaches all musical styles.  His areas of interest are: Chamber music (with guitar), Suziki Guitar and new music.  He is affiliated with various organisations such as: Guitar Foundation of America, Suzuki Association of Americas, and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers.  He hold degrees in education from Peabody Institute, B.M., the University of Arizona, M.M., and the Arizona State University, D.M.A.

Matt has been a juror for music competitions, conductor for guitar materclasses and music clinician.

You can contact him at 411 Arnold St, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2N6 by phone: 705.923.3546 or by email at: email@duo46.com.  Duo46 also has a website, click here to access

 



Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL)

Contact Name: Jessica Watts

The Greater Sudbury Public Library promotes literacy, preserves the past, and explores new ideas in Greater Sudbury. There are many ways the public libraries support arts and culture in the community including: providing art spaces to display visual art, offering spaces for groups to gather and perform, hosting special events and regular library programs, and promoting online through our website and social media. GSPL aims to support local writers by promoting local talent and highlighting works written by local authors. The Main Library also houses a Makerspace open to makers of all ages and we run a regular Maker-in-Residence program that is open to makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. Through this program we are open to all forms of making and invite applicants from all traditional areas of art, technology and electronics. With 13 locations in the Greater Sudbury area, opportunities to further promote arts and culture to the wider community are possible though the public libraries.

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Jazz Sudbury

Since its inception in 2009, Jazz Sudbury Festival has become one of the premier musical events in the North. Named Best New Festival in 2012 and one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario, Jazz Sudbury continues to expand and quickly build its reputation as one of the finest community events in the province.

 

Jazz Sudbury is an independent, charitable organization and is actively pursuing partnerships within the community in order to sustain and build its presence provincially, nationally and internationally.

 

Jazz Sudbury showcases talented, award-winning artists and continues to expose the community to the diverse and captivating genre that is jazz. Jazz Sudbury’s goals are to enrich the community’s arts sector and encourage participation in cultural events while creating opportunities to showcase up and coming performers.



Klym, Kylie

Kadence Music Therapy is a music therapy private practice serving  the City of Greater Sudbury. The services provide the music therapy standards outlined by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) and Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO), including the standards for practice and code of ethics.

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Lowe, Andy



Myth and Mirrors Community Arts

Contact Name: Blaire Flynn

“Through the process of multi disciplinary artistic practices and public art interventions, Myths and Mirrors collaborates with community to weave art and story into the landscape and practices of our daily lives.  We actively seek unexpected connections, openings, opportunities and possibilities of collectively being in the world.  We push boundaries and create openings for public participation in social transformation.  Everyone is welcome to imagine and create community with us.”

We work to blur the lines between artist and audience and push boundaries around places of artistic creation and experience. We use methods of artistic subversion to question who is artist, who is audience, where and when art is made and experienced. As community and environmental connections become increasingly electronic and virtual, Myths and Mirrors seeks ways to reconnect. We believe it is necessary to find opportunities for first hand connections. By sharing our stories in meaningful and tangible ways we humanize and learn to be a community.

While M&M continues to create collaborative visual art such as murals, we are also directing our energies toward performance, puppetry and circus arts.

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Nickel City Sound

Nickel City Sound is an energetic, fun-loving group of women who enjoy the challenge of performing and promoting four-part a cappella (unaccompanied) harmony in the barbershop style.

Presently comprised of 54 women from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, we come from different backgrounds, musical abilities, age groups, and varying degrees of musical experience, but have found that special “blend of friendship” that has led to our success story!

Nickel City Sound is a member of Harmony Inc., a non-profit international organization of women barbershop singers with over 80 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.



Solski, Andrea

Signer – No Sugs



Star, Dani



Tyers, Kassie

Kassie Tyers is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, with an acoustic-pop, easy listening, folk-singer style of music and performing. Her songs tell stories of life, love, connection and the human need to belong. Kassie sings from the heart with messages of hope and inner peace. This is music that touches the heart.

A five-time nominee at the Canadian Music Covenant Awards. This Canadian singer-songwriter from Sudbury, Ontario has been recognized for:

  • Folk Album Of the Year “Kassie Tyers”, 2009
  • Folk Song Of The Year “Growing Up” from the self-titled album “Kassie Tyers”, 2009
  • Children’s Song of the Year “Hush” from the album “Sing You To Sleep”, 2011
  • Children’s Song Of The Year “Blue Socks” from the album “Blue Socks”, 2013
  • Inspirational Song of the Year “Measure My Love” from the album “Blue Socks”, 2014
  • Best Vocal Performance of the Year “Nothing Better Than Love” 2017

You can contact Kasie Tyers

by phone: 705.822.3874

by email: kassietyers@gmail.com

or by visiting her website: www.kassietyers.com



Urquhart, Susan

Susan Urquhart is a classically trained soprano and violin soloist available for special events.  Teacher of both the Royal Conservatory of Music and Suzuki methods of violin playing.  Musical theatre and Royal Conservatory of Music vocal teacher and coach of all levels.

Her areas of interest include Music Theatre & Opera, and Choral Music.  Other organization affiliations include: Musical director of the Sudbury Chamber Signers and current member of the Ontario Music Teachers Association.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Music and Licentiate in Music from Queens University.

She is always looking for a new and different performing opportunities.  Contact her by phone: 705.919.8232 or via email: Sudburysoprano@gmail.com