Faculty

The UASP Summer Institute will provide a rare opportunity to learn the fine points of dramatic singing from highly accomplished professionals, eager to share their experience in an informal setting. The small-group format will foster collegiality, ideal for making long-term contacts in the classical music industry.   


pavlo hunka

Internationally acclaimed opera singer Pavlo Hunka was born in England, the son of a Ukrainian father and an English mother. He qualified as a linguist and then practised as a lawyer in the United Kingdom for four years before embarking on a stellar singing career...


Albert Krywolt

Albert Krywolt is one of Canada’s foremost collaborative pianists. His career as a vocal coach and musician in opera and art song spans more than four decades, working with some of the world’s greatest classical singers on the national and international stage...


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Melanie Turgeon

Melanie Turgeon is Associate Professor of Music and Choral Director at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta. She has conducted numerous choirs and ensembles and has presented research at several academic institutions and conferences both in Canada and internationally....


Robert Kortgaard

Pianist Robert Kortgaard was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and grew up in Calgary, Alberta.  He completed his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School in New York City.  As a recipient of arts awards from the Canada Council, he furthered his musical studies in Italy and England... 

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