This Year’s Faculty & Alumni Mentors

Opera NUOVA is once again honored to be working with many esteemed faculty members who immeasurably enrich our Emerging Artists with their wisdom, experience, and knowledge.

Voice Teachers

Benjamin Butterfield
Tenor
Voice Mentor
Christiane Riel
Soprano
Voice Mentor
Gordon Gietz
Tenor
Voice Mentor
Jackie Short
Soprano
Voice Mentor
John Fanning
Baritone
Voice Mentor
Judith Forst
Mezzo-Soprano
Voice Mentor
Monica Huisman
Soprano
Voice Mentor

Collaborative Pianists/Coaches

Laura Loewen
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Leanne Regehr
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Michael McMahon
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Shannon Hiebert
Coach
Collaborative Pianist

Directors

Donna Fletcher
Director
Soprano
Voice Mentor
Kelly Handerek
Director
Acting Instructor
Rob Herriot
Director

Conductors

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Conductor
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Kinza Tyrrell
Conductor
Coach
Robert Ursan
Conductor
Voice Mentor/Coach

Additional Faculty

Carol Castel
Creative Process Instructor
Holly Cinnamon
Alexander Technique
Yoga
Marie Nychka
Choreographer
Dance/Movement Teacher
Rebecca Hass
Mezzo-Soprano
Creative Living Coach

Alumni Mentors

Adam Fisher
Tenor
Alumni Mentor
Aidan Ferguson
Soprano
Alumni Mentor
NUOVA Arts Administrator
Barbara King
Mezzo-Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Cait Wood
Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Clarence Frazer
Baritone
Alumni Mentor
Isaiah Bell
Tenor
Alumni Mentor
Jacqueline Woodley
Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Keith Klassen
Tenor
Alumni Mentor
Lida Szkawek
Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Marion Newman
Mezzo Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Simone Osborne
Soprano
Alumni Mentor