Artistic Leadership

150917-080724Linda Crawford, Artistic Director

A native of Quebec City, Linda studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec and Université de Laval where she earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education.  Additional studies included conducting and Baroque choral literature at Westminster Choir College and the University of Toronto.

Linda is a retired Music and French educator.  Highlights of her 29-year career at Goulbourn Middle School in Stittsville:

  • Her school concert Bands attained regional and national gold standings at many festivals
  • She founded the OCDSB Intermediate Music Council, a teacher-based group to support music teachers with PD activities, networking and mentoring opportunities and organize music events for students.
  • She received the 2004 OCDSB Arts Recognition Award for Excellence in music education and promotion of arts in our community.

In addition to her choral work, she manages the Sarah Burnell Band and offers private music (piano and voice) and French lessons.  She is often invited to offer choral and instrumental music workshops around eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Linda is a proud member of the Ontario Music Educators Association and Choirs Ontario.

Josh Zentner-Barrett, Accompanist

Josh Zentner-Barrett holds degrees in Organ Performance and sacred music from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus) and Southern Methodist University (MSMus), where he studied with Debbie Lou Ludolph, C. Michael Hawn, and Stefan Engels.  Appointed in 2017, Josh serves as accompanist for the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, in addition to musical leadership as Organist & Director of Music at Kanata United Church.  As a church musician, Josh seeks to enliven the song of the congregation, with a particular commitment to global music in the context of the church community.  He has worked for churches and seminaries in the United States and Canada, where his leadership fuses ancient and modern hymnody with innovative performance techniques.  At the core of Josh’s teaching is a response to the call to witness, where music engages the congregation in a full experience of the sacred and bridges the gap between diverse expressions of faith.