In 2006 Angela completed her studies at Humber College, receiving a diploma in jazz vocal performance. At Humber College she studied with the well known Jazz singer, Shannon Gunn as her private lesson teacher for two years. She also studied with the experimental vocalist, Christine Duncan. Angela has been teaching voice for over 3 years since graduating from College. She has been a performing, recording and composing artist for over 20 years and still continues to do so. Angela is a very versatile vocalist with experience in many different styles including Jazz, Rock, Funk, Classical, Folk and even Metal. She even studied with Melissa Cross, the famous singer who trains hard rock singers, in New York.
Marion is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Voice Performance. She has been praised for her warmth of tone and direct, engaging stage presence. “She maintained a feeling of tonal purity and roundness… finessing a number of tricky arpeggios…. performance was warm and supple”. Marion was the 2010 Ontario winner of the Natsaa competition and second runner up in the regional Natsaa competition in Indiana. She is an avid supporter of new music and was a finalist in the 2008 Eckhardt-Grammatté competition.
In 2010 she was one of two vocalists participating at the first ever Bohlen Pierce symposium in Boston Ma. Marion has performed Grigori Frid’s Diary of Anne Frank as Anne, Peter Skoggard’s new opera Stratas in the title role, Ruth in Ronald Beckett’s opera Ruth, Mark Adamo’s Little Women as Beth, as well as David Del-Tredici’s Alice with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Operatic roles include Elle in La Voix Humaine by Poulenc, Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Hélène in Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück and Estelle in The Stronger by Hugo Weisgall, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute by Mozart and Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oratorio highlights include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vespers and Mass in C minor,, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Lord Nelson Mass with the Elora Festival, and Creation. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the Christmas Oratorio by J. S Bach. Marion has also been featured as a recitalist with Guelph’s Musicfest.