Category Archives: Faculty

Jessica Rodewald — Early Childhood Music

Specializes In: Early Childhood Music Programs, Double Bass   Biography: Jessica Rodewald is a music educator and bass player from Winnipeg. Whether teaching toddlers, high school band or adults, her passion for music shines through to each student.  Jessica holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University as well as a Bachelor of Music Performance […]

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Nelson Bettencourt — Voice

Specializes In: Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Opera Biography: Nelson Bettencourt is excited to be joining the faculty of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts as a voice teacher in their 2017/18 academic year. Nelson is an active performer who has recently moved back to Winnipeg after living abroad for a number of years. He holds […]

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Anatol Rennie — Jazz Piano

Specializes In: Jazz Piano, Composition  Biography: Anatol Rennie completed his Bachelor of Jazz Studies and the University of Manitoba in 2016 and is currently working on his Master of Music in Composition.  Anatol is a busy working jazz artist and composer who has collaborated with multiple Winnipeg artists on several projects.  Anatol is the Director of […]

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Maddy Hildebrand — Piano

Specializes In: Piano, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music  Biography:  Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker describes Madeline Hildebrand as “an extraordinary young artist whose communicative skills convey the essence of all that she plays. Her pianism is of the highest level, and she has an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound.” Maddy graduated with a Masters degree […]

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Michele Beaumont — Piano

Specializes In: Piano, Theory, Harmony, History, Music for Special Needs Learners  Biography: Michele is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds a degree in Music Education. She is certified as an Advanced Specialist in Piano pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to her education in pedagogy, Michele studied Music […]

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Tim Roth – Percussion

Specializes In: Percussion  BIOGRAPHY Tim Roth is completing his Bachelor of Music in Performance (Percussion) at the University of Manitoba studying with Victoria Sparks and Brendan Thompson. His studies have led to a great diversity of performance opportunities, including large ensembles such as the University of Manitoba Symphony and Wind Ensemble, chamber music with the […]

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Hannah Humphries – Violin

Specializes In: Violin   Hannah is a recent Violin Performance graduate of the University of Manitoba studying under Oleg Pokhanovski. Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hannah made her debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the age of sixteen, completing a solo tour with the orchestra as winner of the 2012 Provincial Student Soloist Competition. She was selected […]

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Shannon Melody Unger — Voice

Specializes In: Pop & Jazz, Opera, Audition Prep  Education/Training/Teachers  Doctorate of Musical Arts, Masters of Music, B. Mus. (Vocal Performance) Summer Vocology Institute, with Dr. Ingo Titze at the National Center for Voice and Speech, University of Utah Artist Diploma in Opera, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati College Conservatory Contemporary Commercial Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah University, […]

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Shannon Darby – Violin

Specializes In: ViolinBiography: Shannon Darby grew up in rural northern Ontario, and in 2014 moved to Winnipeg to work in the Education and Community Engagement department of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She currently manages the WSO’s Sistema Winnipeg initiative, an orchestral after-school program which inspires social change within Winnipeg’s inner city and North end. From […]

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Bokyung Hwang – Violin

Specializes In: ViolinBiography: Violinist Bokyung Hwang, a native of South Korea, began her violin studies at the age of six. She has performed as a concert soloist and chamber musician across Canada, the U.S. Asia, and Europe. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music. […]

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