Alumnae News

CGC Alumnae CGC is so proud of the many alumnae who have pursued music and singing as a profession. We are proud of the influence the Calgary Girls Choir has had in shaping professional singers, conductors, composers, music educators and academics. ** apologies to any alumnae who would like to edit the info below or who are not included below. We would love to add your information to our list and apologise for any omissions or errors! Please send us updated information on what you are doing!


Nancy Frank Singla. Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in choral conducting. Founder and Conductor of Cantala Women’s Choir in Toronto.

Andrea Hill professional opera singer. Bachelor of Music, McGill University (opera), Master of Music (opera), employed at Paris Lyric Opera, Metropolitan Opera.

Gwendolyn Yearwood   Bachelor of Music, UBC (voice), Master’s of Music,UBC(opera)

Rachel Stewart   Bachelor of Music, UBC (opera), Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music (opera)  

Katherine Allen  pursuing Bachelor of Music, University of Manitoba( voice).

Emily Ford   Bachelor of Music,  McGill University (voice) Professional singer, voice teacher.

Jessica Lutzak   Bachelor of Music, University of Victoria ( voice),  Voice teacher, accomplished performer.

Katherine Chomik Parotta Master’s of Music University of Calgary (voice). Conductor and choral composer.

Taryn Plater pursuing vocal studies at UBC.

Dominie Boutin  pursuing Bachelor of Music, McMaster University ( voice)

Lesley Hadford  Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education in Voice, Kodaly certificate, U of Calgary. Music Specialist CBE.

Laurelle Gowing   Master’s Degree in Opera Rice University. Professional singer with Houston Opera.

Amy Harper  music teacher with Calgary board of Education

Sofia Durante   pursuing voice/opera studies at McGill.

Margaret Cormier.

Bachelor of Music, Western University ( voice); Master of Music, Western University; Pursuing Doctorate of Music, McGill University (music history).

Kate Fraser. Pursuing Bachelor of  Music, UBC (opera)

Dorian Nottebrock, member of Spiritus and other adult choirs in Calgary.

Michelle Free. High School Choral teacher with CBE.