Meet our alumni

Isaiah Bell

Composer, librettist and singer
Vancouver Technical Secondary School

Isaiah has been an ensemble member in the Young Artist Program of Pacific Opera Victoria, Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, and l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. As well as being a composer, librettist and active performer in song literature, Bell has appeared as a soloist in concert with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, the Winnipeg Symphony, among others. He has held lead roles in several operas. Read more

BMus (2008)

Eve Egoyan


Pianist Eve Egoyan is renowned for her specialization in new works for the piano. Her ongoing performance interests encompass extremely contrasting sensibilities, from the rigorous interpretation of a score to free improvisation. Egoyan also explores other art forms and technologies in relation to the piano and has appeared as a recitalist in Canada, England, France, Germany, Portugal, Japan, and the United States. Read more

BMus (1985)

Klisala Harrison

Associate Professor of Music Anthropology
Aarhus University, Denmark

Klisala Harrison has held positions at Columbia University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Helsinki, and is now Associate Professor of Music Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Klisala is a scholar of music in crises, for example, of health, climate change, poverty and human rights. Read more

BMus (1997)

Karl Hirzer

Resident Conductor
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Karl was named Resident Conductor for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016/17 season. He previously acted as Assistant Conductor for the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. A diverse musician and collaborator, he has performed with numerous renowned soloists such as Evelyn Glennie, Chris Botti, and Jonathan Crow. Read more

BMus (2012)

Carli and Julie Kennedy

Twin Kennedy

Canadian powerhouse duo Carli and Julie Kennedy have been making music together for as long as they can remember. In their youth, the twins took piano, guitar and violin lessons and honed their skills in a family band, playing country music and fiddle tunes at community events. Read more

BMus (2008)

Daniel Lapp

Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music, Victoria Conservatory of Music

As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, Daniel has played on over 100 albums and performed across Canada, United States, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Finland and Germany with some of the world's most renowned folk and jazz musicians. He's recipient of the BC Fiddle Championship and has appeared as a soloist with the CBC Chamber Orchestra as well as the Prince George, Victoria, and Vancouver Symphonies. Read more


Cassandra Miller


Cassandra is former Artistic Director of Innovations en concert, a not-for-profit presenter of experimental chamber music in Montreal. She led the organization into a new era where it became known for its unusual programming, its support of young freelancers, the commissioning of monumental works and the building of international connections for Quebec artists. Read more

BMus (2005)

Mark Reid

Director of Bands & Choirs
Vancouver Technical Secondary School

Highly praised for his work as an educator, Mark received the award for the 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year—presented to him by Shania Twain—and was named to the 2014 Varkey GEMS Global Teacher Prize Top 50. Mark serves as President of the Canadian Music Educators' Association. Read more

BMus (2003)

Rodney Sharman

Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music, Victoria Conservatory of Music

Rodney is one of Canada's most frequently performed composers and has been Composer-in-Residence with the Victoria Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.In addition to concert music, he writes music for cabaret, opera and dance. Read more

BMus (1980)