Angela McKeown Nemetchek.
Angela McKeown Nemetchek is thrilled to be working with the Elk Island Regional Intermediate Honour Choir as their conductor! By day, Angela teaches secondary and elementary singers at Edmonton Public Schools’ Victoria School of the Arts. In 2013 she was the assistant conductor of the Alberta Youth Choir and completed her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Alberta where she studied under Dr. Len Ratzlaff.
Angela also holds a Bachelor of Education in Vocal Music from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Guelph.
Prior to arriving in Edmonton, Ms. McKeown taught senior and junior high school choral music for 8 years at International Schools in both Korea and China. While in Asia, Ms. McKeown led her choirs to festivals in Prague, Seoul, Manila, Shanghai and Beijing.
Dawn Stahl has enjoyed her position with EIRHCA since 2007. She is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Registered Piano and Theory teacher. As an accomplished pianist, she worked for many years with the Flamenco en Vivo Troupe, performing solo classical Spanish works as well as improvising with the troupe musicians. Dawn continues to enjoy accompanying solo vocalists and instrumentalists, performing in concerts, festivals, exams and master classes. Dawn’s eclectic taste in music leads her to explore all kinds of music and she finds great success in performing and teaching these varied disciplines, from the most refined classical styles to pop, jazz and musical theatre. The choir experience gives the enjoyment of being in a larger musical ensemble and the added reward of being part of the team involved in the creative process of this artistic endeavor.