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.

150915-070252Bonnie MacDiarmid, Accompanist

Bonnie hails from the Tri-Towns, 100 miles north of North Bay. She studied music at the University of Toronto and North Bay Teacher’s College and has taught at the elementary level in various locations around the province.

She teaches private music lessons and works at a number of retirement homes here in the city. She is supply organist at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Stittsville, ON. She is thrilled to be the accompanist for the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, GJS Teens, and Junior Jubilees and looks forward to working with everyone.