Cynthia Myers – Musical Theatre
When not onstage performing herself, Cynthia Myers can be found working with young actors as an educator facilitating drama classes, leading workshops, teaching private lessons and directing musicals she’s written. “There is no greater joy; watching the possibilities unfold as the actor realizes the possibilities are endless!” Mrs. Myers has completed more than fifty five original musicals (and musical adaptations) that have been produced and fully staged. Mrs. Myers is also a member of Other Women Theatre Collective.
Sung Ha Shin-Bouey – Voice
Soprano Sung Ha Shin-Bouey is a prize winner of several international vocal competitions, including the Britten Prize in England and the Francisco Vinas in Spain, and was a Finalist in the Pavarotti Competition. She received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance and an Honours Opera Diploma from University of Toronto, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance (minor in Choral Conducting) from University of Victoria. She attended various vocal and opera programs at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Britten-Pears School of Music for Advanced Studies in England, and career development studies in England, Italy, and Germany which were funded by the Ontario and Canada Council Arts Grants.
Ms. Shin-Bouey has performed numerous recitals in Canada, Italy, Germany, England, the United States, and Israel. She was featured on CBC Radio & Television, CTV Television, BBC Radio & Television, and Israel Radio. She has performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, L’Orquestra del Gran Teatro de Liceo, the Aldeburgh Chamber Players, the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia, I Musici di Montreal, to name a few.
As Soprano soloist, she has performed extensively in Oratorio with Kings College Choir of Cambridge, The Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, the London Jubilate Singers, The Toronto Boys Choir, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.
She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of PEI, where she is the director of the vocal and choral programs. She is the founder and the music director of Le Ragazze, an all girls vocal ensemble.
David Rogosin – Piano
Pianist David Rogosin has performed across Canada, in the American midwest, the Caribbean and France. Praised for the brilliance, clarity and passion of his performances, he is highly regarded as a performer, adjudicator and clinician. Aside from solo recitals, Rogosin is a frequent collaborator and chamber player with a particular passion for the two-piano repertoire. He has released two solo recordings: Incandescence (2005) and Evocation (2012), the latter nominated for an ECMA “Classical Recording of the Year” award. A third recording, Variations, is in the works.
Professor at Mount Allison University since 2001, he was awarded that institution’s Paul Paré Excellence Award in 2013, and in March, 2019 he was named to the prestigious position of Pickard-Bell Memorial Chair in Music for a five-year tenure. In April, Dr. Rogosin served as one of three jurors for the 42nd Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Brandon, MB.
Apart from classical music, Rogosin enjoys jazz, world music, cooking and woodworking, and holds the rank of shodan in aikido, a martial art he has taught on the Mount Allison campus since 2015.
James Mark – Winds and Brass
James Mark, conductor, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger and educator, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt College of Music, and the University of Michigan where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London, England, winning the Arthur Somervell Prize for Winds, presented by the Queen Mother.
He has been Principal Clarinetist with the Royal College of Music First Orchestra, the Berkshire Symphony (Massachusetts), Symphony New Brunswick, and the PEI Symphony, and Eb Clarinet with the U.S. Air Force Band, appearing as concerto soloist with all of these orchestras. He has conducted ensembles in Carnegie Hall, Auditorio Paganini in Parma, Italy, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China, and in numerous venues in North America.
He a former Conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and the Prince Edward Island Symphony. Dr. Mark was for many years Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone, and Conductor of the Symphonic Band at Mount Allison University. He is an active teacher, adjudicator and clinician.
Airi Yoshioka – Strings and Chamber
Hailed by the Gramophone Magazine is “brilliant and intrepid”, violinist Airi Yoshioka has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Asia,and Canada. Deeply committed to chamber music, Ms. Yoshioka is the founding member of the Duo della Luna, Damocles Trio, Voyager Ensemble and has performed and recorded with the members of the Emerson, Brentano, and Arditti Quartets. Damocles Trio’s debut disc of complete Piano Trios and Piano Quartet of Joquín Turina has won a four-star rating from the BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde de la Musique and Diapason.
Her orchestral credits include performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Sinfonietta and engagements as concertmaster and soloist with the Manhattan Virtuosi and concertmaster of one of the festival orchestras at the Aspen Music Festival.
An enthusiastic performer of new music, she has premiered dozens of solo violin and chamber works as well as be a member of Continuum, ModernWorks!, RUCKUS, Son Sonora, and Ensemble Pi. Of a performance with the New Juilliard Ensemble, the New York Times wrote, “Airi Yoshioka played the violin solo touchingly”, and of a performance with Continuum of Dallapiccola’s music, the New York Times wrote “Powerfully communicative…violinist Airi Yoshioka [played] a lovely ‘Due Studi.’ The performances were as varied as the music.” She has recorded for New World, Naxos, Claves, Mode, Neuma, Albany and Pony Canyon records.
While at The Juilliard School, she was a winner of the concerto competition and holds MM and DMA from the school. She has B.A. in English from Yale University. She currently teaches at University of Maryland Baltimore County as Professor of Music.
Sarah Morrison – Choral
Dr. Sarah Morrison maintains an active career as a choral conductor, music educator, and performer. She is the Artistic Director of the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth, a vibrant seven-choir organization focused on building leadership and community through singing. This renowned choral organization includes the ‘A Few Good Men’ and ‘Raise Her Voice’ ensembles and recently were featured performers at Canada’s Podium festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland in July 2018. Dr. Morrison also serves as Director, Learning and Teaching Innovation at Appleby College and as adjunct faculty at Queen’s University. Her choirs have won awards at both the national and international level including a Gold Medal at the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. Dr. Morrison is known for her energy and creativity in working with young voices. She is the 2010 winner of the Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting awarded by the Ontario Arts Council. She writes the Youth Choir column for Choral Canada’s Anacrusis and served the board of Choirs Ontario as the Vice-President. Dr. Morrison sang soprano with the JUNO-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir for over a decade and can be heard on their debut CD, In Good Company. She is active as a conference presenter and guest conductor across Canada and the United States.