A career as a recitalist, oratorio singer and opera singer alongside many years of teaching voice at universities, conservatories, and a home studio, has provided Dr. Pauls with an extensive breadth of repertoire knowledge. This vocal expertise coupled with her conducting experience has prompted invitations across Canada as a vocal adjudicator for both solo voice and choral festivals. Recently, she has enjoyed adjudicating at vocal festivals in Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Corner Brook, Newfoundland; whereas choral festival appearances have been in the Toronto area.
Dr. Pauls completed a DMA from the University of Toronto in 2013, where she concentrated on Vocal Pedagogy studies with Lorna MacDonald, and dissertation research on Bach’s Cantata BWV 210 (Gregory Johnston, Advisor). Current research exploring methods of accommodating greater diversity in community choral settings has led to paper presentations for conferences at Memorial University (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario), and most recently University of Southern Florida (Tampa, Florida). In May 2016, Dr. Pauls presented a choral reading session for Choral Canada’s “Podium” conference in Edmonton, Alberta; which was also published in their nationally-distributed magazine, “Anacrusis.”
2018 Festival Dates
Choral: April 24 – April 27, 2018Jazz Band: April 28 – April 29, 2018Concert Band: April 30 – May 3, 2018