Jeannie Vanwynsberghe PernalFounder/Artistic Director
Jeannie has focused her passions and talent on the development of young male voices for the last twenty-five years. She received her received her Bachelor of Music Education and Kodaly Certification from Brandon University. She specialized in Elementary Music Education and choral conducting.
Trent WorthingtonComposer in Residence
Trent Worthington is an Alberta musician who has been active in the Edmonton-area arts community for several decades. His activities include music performance and conducting, teaching, composing, recording, consulting, and having fun making music.
Harv ThiessenWriter in Residence
Harv Thiessen is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Education and drama, and has spent the majority of his life working in theatre in one position or another. Beginning as an actor in small theatre companies in Edmonton and area, he divided his time between acting, directing, composing and performing for various musical projects, as well as teaching.
Cameron WhiteDrama Instructor
Cameron White is an Alberta born artist that spent most of his early schooling years in Grande Prairie. He spent time as a baseball player in Jamestown, North Dakota, Ridgecrest, California, and finally Wichita, Kansas, where he graduated from The Friends Fine Arts University of Wichita with Bachelor Degrees in English and Drama.
Lisa FisherTheory Instructor / Kodaly Instructor / Continuum of Men Accompanist
Lisa grew up in Portland, Oregon, but has spent the majority of her teaching career in Western Canada teaching music in schools, directing community & church choirs, and accompanying both choirs and soloists. She currently teaches classroom music and choir at Grande Prairie Christian school.
Mark BrazierTheory Instructor / Continuum of Men and Parent Choir Director
Born and raised in England, Mark has always had a passion for music and in sharing this passion with others through performance and teaching. In 2012, Mark received his Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he specialised in Trumpet performance. The same year he moved to Grande Prairie, Canada where he began teaching Music in French at École Nouvelle Frontière.
Joe RenziVocal Coach
As a boy in Cape Breton, Joe entered choral singing at an early age, first as a church chorister, followed by many years singing with the Cape Breton Youth Choir, Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and National Youth Choir of Canada.
Carmen BartelMen of Note Accompanist
Carmen Bartel began her musical studies with Vera Schopp in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She advanced to the studio of Dr. Lyell Gustin in Saskatoon where she completed her Licentiate Performer’s Diploma through the Trinity College of Music. Carmen went on to complete an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario.
Jeremy ThielmannSenior Choir Accompanist
Jeremy grew up in Debolt, AB and started piano lessons at age 7. He performed regularly in the GP Music Festival and was twice recommended to the Provincial Festival. He achieved his ARCT in Piano Performance in 2007 and his Bachelor of Music (University of Alberta) in 2016. In between, he went to bible school, got married, started teaching piano, and started a family. Along with accompanying the boys choir, Jeremy also teaches piano and music theory, accompanies the voice students at GPRC, and enjoys family time with his wife and three kids.