Founder and Artistic DirectorLinda Beaupré has taught school music and school choirs in Australia and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and for several years she was a soprano with the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Torronto Mendelssohn Choir.[/caption]Conductor of award-winning choirs for more than 25 years, Linda Beaupré is a distinguished winner of the 2006 Leslie Bell Prize for Conducting awarded by the Ontario Arts Council and Choirs Ontario. She has also been honoured with a Bi-Centennial Award of Merit from the City of Scarborough, an award given to individuals whose achievements have brought honour and recognition to the City of Scarborough and the 2002 Guelph YM/YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the arts and culture category, and in 2013, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for service to her community. She was named the conductor of the 2008 Ontario Youth Choir.
Ms. Beaupré maintains an active schedule as clinician and adjudicator for other choirs and she has led major training projects for the Toronto District School Board. She has conducted children’s choir camps and workshops for provincial Choral Federations of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as the Toronto District School Board’s Scarborough Music Camp, and she has adjudicated festivals in Ontario and Newfoundland. Along with Jean Ashworth Bartle and Eileen Baldwin, she is co-authoring a series of theory and ear-training workbooks and CDs entitled A Young Person’s Journey. Five workbooks and CDs are now in publication and distributed throughout North America and as far away as Indonesia.
Linda Beaupré received a Bachelor of Music degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has taught in Australia and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and for several years she was a professional singer with the Elmer Iseler Singers and The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. She was conductor of Guelph Youth Singers from 1991-2013.