Director - 2017
High Cs 2017 director MARK RAMSAY is the director of the University of Toronto Men’s Chorus, the University of Toronto Scarborough Concert Choir, as well as the assistant conductor and pianist for the award-winning Exultate Chamber Singers. He has had the honor to be a conducting fellow with the Canadian Chamber Choir, apprentice conductor with the Ontario Youth Choir, and tour manager for the National Youth Choir of Canada. Before moving to Toronto, Mark worked for ten years as a high school music teacher and curriculum specialist in Summerside, PEI where he was also the music director at Trinity United Church and conductor of the Summerside Community Choir. He holds a Master of Music (Choral Conducting) from U of T as well as a Bachelor of Music Education (Piano) from the University of Prince Edward Island. Currently, Mark is enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) program at U of T under the guidance of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and teaches an undergraduate course in choral music education. He is a recipient of an Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting as well as an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
High Cs 2017 assistant to the director, Paula Hébert has a bachelor of music with a voice major in performance from the Université de Moncton. She has attended several master classes in Canada and France to perfect her skills in early music. She has been a choir member and soloist for many years with different choirs such as ChoeurBeauséjour, ChoeurLouisbourg, as well as L’Ensemble Baroque Montéclair, just to name a few. She has also taught voice privately as well as theory, sight reading, dictation and a voice class for theater arts students at the Université de Moncton for several years. She is now the conductor of a community choir, Le Choeur des Aboiteaux in Moncton.