Announcing the 2024 NYCC Apprentice Conductor and Collaborative Pianist

Announcing the 2024 NYCC Apprentice Conductor and Collaborative Pianist

(left) Kitbielle Pasagui, (right) Pierre McLean

Kitbielle Pasagui
2024 NYCC Apprentice Conductor

Kitbielle Pasagui is an Edmonton based Filipino-Canadian Conductor, Vocal Coach, Vocalist and Novice Composer. Proud alumna of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Korora Youth Choir (formerly known as Kokopelli), ‘Nuf Sed, Alberta Youth Choir and Ellison Canadian Honour Choir. Kitbielle is currently the associate conductor of Edmonton, Alberta's Korora Youth Choir and voice teacher at Purple Door Music Academy.

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The NYCC Apprentice Conductor program is made possible by the generous support of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation.

Pierre McLean
2024 NYCC Collaborative Pianist

Montreal-born pianist Pierre McLean earned a master’s degree in piano performance from Université de Montréal and then continued his studies in Europe and the United States (Tanglewood Music Festival). His passion for voice soon led him to participate in the apprentice program of l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal where he trained as a vocal coach and rehearsal pianist.

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Please join us in congratulating both Kitbielle and Pierre! We welcome them to NYCC's vibrant musical family and look forward to working with them both. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, including the announcement of the 2024 roster of singers, details on the Québec program and tour, and more...



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