Since ‘graduating’ from Cantiamo seven years ago, I’ve made my home in Montreal. There, I studied Music Education and Education at McGill University, and received my bachelors’ degrees in June 2011. While I was in university I studied violin with Richard Roberts and voice with Madeleine Palmer. Upon arriving in Montreal, I started up my own choir, the Siamsa Singers, which focuses on Irish, Celtic, and Folk repertoire in SATB voicing. I’ve continued to sing in choirs, first with La Ceilagh and now with Seraphim.
I teach music at two elementary schools in Montreal, Terry Fox School and Wilder Penfield School. I love teaching elementary school because my students are just ‘meeting’ music for the first time. Their enthusiasm is a constant inspiration! This summer I am getting married to my very musical fiancé, Erick (on the left).
– Sarah Burnell