Choral Canada is pleased to present a webinar on Wednesday, December 16, 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Eastern) answering all your questions about masks in the group/choral singing context. Topics covered will be the current science on masks, including the different types, fabrics, filtration, and fit for masks, and a short summary on tips from choral conductors on using masks with children and adult choirs.
Registration: https://bit.ly/2Iw3wTa - Free for members of Choral Canada - $10 for non-members (includes HST and Eventbrite fee)
Registration deadline extended! Please register by 9 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, December 16. https://bit.ly/2Iw3wTa
Presenters include: - two professors from McMaster University, Dr. Catherine Clase, Physician and Epidemiologist, and Prof. Charles-François de Lannoy, Chemical Engineer - Joan Fearnley, Soprano, Choral Conductor, and creator of the open source Singer's Mask project - Jeff Joudrey, conductor of Halifax Camerata Singers - Catherine Glaser-Climie, conductor of Cantaré Children's Choir.
There will be time for a live Q&A. Registration is free for members of Choral Canada and $10 for non-members. Registrants will receive the powerpoint slides, a PDF of key points, and the webinar recording. Please register by 9 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, December 16. Summary notes of the presentation will be provided in French, if requested.
Presenters: Dr. Catherine Clase, Physician and Epidemiologist CatherineClase completed degrees in pathology and in medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK, before moving to Canada for clinical training in internal medicine (Memorial University of Newfoundland), nephrology and health research methodology (McMaster University). Between 1997 and 2001 she was an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. She returned to McMaster University in 2001 as an associate professor in nephrology, and associate member of the department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Research interests include the population epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD), optimization of medical management in CKD, and the prevention of thrombotic and bleeding complications in people with CKD. In 2019 she co-chaired the Canadian commentary on KDIGO metabolic bone disease guidelines and co-chaired the KDIGO potassium controversies conference. She is medical lead for the St Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare program for transitioning young people with kidney disease from pediatric to adult practice. She is editor in chief of the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease (CJKHD). Conflict of interest disclosure: CatherineClase has received consultation, advisory board membership or research funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health, Sanofi, Pfizer, Leo Pharma, Astellas, Janssen, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Baxter. In 2018 she co-chaired a KDIGO potassium controversies conference sponsored at arm's length by Fresenius Medical Care, AstraZenec, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care, relypsa, Bayer HealthCare and Boehringer Ingelheim
Prof. Charles-François de Lannoy, Chemical Engineer Charles-François de Lannoy is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He has been an assistant professor since July 2016 and is currently leading a team of 12 students (1 PDF, 7 PhD students, 2 Master’s students, and 2 undergraduate student researchers). He has graduated three Master’s students and has mentored 15 summer research undergraduate students.
Charles is a pioneer in the development of electrochemical techniques for remediating the environment. He currently works on 1) advanced membrane technologies 2) environmental applications of nanomaterials and 3) co-developing solutions to First Nations drinking water crises. Many of these projects are in collaboration with industrial partners and First Nations groups. In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Charles joined a collaborative team of engineers and medical doctors to test facemasks, design more effective and more breathable facemasks, and invent the next generation of protective equipment.
Before joining McMaster, Charles was a visiting scholar in the Energy Materials & Systems Lab at PARC, a Xerox Company, where he worked on various proprietary green energy technologies including a novel CO2 captures process. During his year at PARC, he filed three intellectual property disclosures, and in conjunction with X (formerly Google X), he built a pilot scale system for the efficient separation of CO2 from the atmosphere. Charles completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University and received his PhD from Duke University in 2014, in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a Certificate in Nanoscience.
He currently holds three US Patents, has published in journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Langmuir, Journal of Membrane Science, and ACS Energy Letters. He has an h-index = 11, with over 1000 citations, and given 19 talks at international conferences. He has won several awards for his work including a Xerox Excellence award and the Duke Nanoscience Fellowship.
Joan Fearnley,Soprano, Choral Conductor, and creator of the open source Singer's Mask project Joan Fearnley is the conductor of the Women's choir and the Children's choir at Notre Dame cathedral in Ottawa and is a regular soloist and ensemble singer there. She also conducts the Bytown Voices Community Choir. Like many of you, Joan's choirs are either on hold or on Zoom. However, she has sung, with a mask, at weddings and as part of the newly formed octets at the cathedral. To many of you, Joan is known as the creator of the freely available pattern for the mask for singers. Joan is committed to an open-source approach to sharing mask making innovations and providing performers with viable options.
Jeff Joudrey, Conductor, Halifax Camerata Singers and Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church (Amherst, NS) Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey is highly regarded for his vision, musical leadership, and standards of excellence in choral music. He founded the Halifax Camerata Singers in 1986, and under his leadership the choir has developed an enviable reputation for performance excellence and innovative programming, as well as for promoting choral music throughout the Maritimes.
Jeff is Director of Music at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, and Chorus Master of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus. He is past president of Choral Canada and a former president of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation. In addition to serving on juries for the Juno and East Coast Music Awards, the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and Choral Canada, he is in demand nationwide as a choral clinician, teacher, adjudicator, and guest conductor. Jeff was the recipient of Sing Canada Harmony's 2017 Dr. Paul E. Tamblyn Music Educator Award, and in August 2018 was honoured to serve as the conductor of the National Youth Choir of Canada which performed in Newfoundland and Labrador. Jeff is an enthusiastic supporter of Canadian choral music and frequently commissions works from both established and promising composers. Committed to the development of young singers, he has been guest conductor of the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, the Montreal CBC/McGill Youth Choir Festival, and Ottawa’s Unisong. In addition he has served on the faculties of Dalhousie University and Acadia University, and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Institute of Choral Conducting.
A native of Nova Scotia, Jeff studied organ at Acadia University and the Haarlem International Academy in the Netherlands before attending McGill University to study with organists John Grew and Raymond Daveluy. His choral mentors include Canadian conductors Elmer Iseler and Wayne Riddell, and German conductor Helmuth Rilling.
Catherine Glaser-Climie, Conductor, Cantaré Children's Choir Catherine Glaser-Climie, Founder / Artistic Director of the Cantaré Children's Choir Program, is no stranger to the choral community. For more than thirty years she has nurtured singers through her acclaimed work with choirs. Choirs under her direction have won awards at the local, provincial and national level and regularly perform with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Calgary Opera, and are frequently heard on radio and television. In addition, her choirs have been invited to perform at many prestigious events: ACCC Podium; Organization of American Kodály Educators; Choral Music Experience International Symposium; Alberta Music Conference; Alberta Choral Federation; Kodály Society of Canada National Conference; and the Alberta Kodály Association Conference. Ms Glaser-Climie's choirs have received invitations to prestigious events in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
Having earned a Bachelor of Music [Voice] and a Diploma FA [Kodály] from the University of Calgary, Ms. Glaser-Climie utilizes extensive experience in choral conducting and Kodály pedagogy. She has pursued advanced studies in voice, piano, organ, flute, choral conducting and Kodály pedagogy. She is able to combine her own extensive musical experience with a remarkable ability to train and motivate others, based on a genuine affection and respect for each singer. A deep conviction that ordinary children can achieve extraordinary heights guides her singers in the pursuit of excellence, resulting not only in the nurture of musical development, but also unprecedented personal growth, which instills confidence, poise and determination.
Recognized as a leader in the development of curriculum as an early childhood music specialist, Ms. Glaser-Climie also instructs the Kodály Music Explorers Program for 3 - 7 year olds. This unique program offers young children the ability to explore the magic of music through a singing approach. Previously, she was co-founder and instructor at Cantate Music School for 12 years and coordinator of the Mount Royal college ConservatoryKodály Musicianship Program. She was featured as a presenter at the International Kodály Symposium in 1991 and invited to sit on the Symposium's Panel for Early Childhood Music Education. Ms. Glaser-Climie has been a frequent clinician/lecturer for the Alberta Kodály Association and the Kodály Society of Canada.
Ms. Glaser-Climie's dedication to church music is evidenced by a life-time of service to the church. She served Shepard King Lutheran Church for nearly twenty years, five of which were as full time Minister of Music. Currently she serves as Minister of Music at Lutheran Church of the Cross. She represented Canada at an International Symposium on Lutheran Hymnody. At the National Lutheran Worship Conferences, she presented sessions on children's choirs and was thrilled to serve as organist for worship services. In great demand to share her expertise with all levels and ages, and known for her captivating warmth and enthusiasm, invitations to appear as adjudicator, lecturer and clinician have taken Ms. Glaser-Climie across the country. She is an active member of many choral and music education associations, and has served as a board member at the local, provincial and national level.