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Choir

The choir program is under the direction of Lisa Lan-Ledingham.   

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Lan-Ledingham obtained her double major degrees from The University of Western Ontario in Music and Visual Arts in four years (2002-2006). She went on to complete her Education degree (2006-2007) and Masters degree (2013) at the University of British Columbia while establishing the choral program full time at Lord Byng. During her undergraduate degree in piano studies, Lisa was the student of the Ronald Turini, who was a student of the famous Vladimir Horowitz. In 2007, Lisa was awarded the Nancy Memorial Scholarship at UBC for outstanding music student teacher of the year.
Lisa arrived at Lord Byng in 2009. By 2011, she had established the choral program at Lord Byng into an award-winning program. In 2010, Lisa successfully integrated the choral program at Lord Byng into the Byng Arts family, and led the choir to Seattle Heritage Festival to winning Gold, the Maestro Award, and an invitation to sing at the Carnegie Hall in New York. In the spring 2013, Lisa organized the Honours Chamber Choir to tour through Paris and Belgium, and went on to winning Gold at the Sun Peaks Festival in 2014. She has recently returned from a maternity leave and is currently planning a trip for the choir program to Spain in 2017

 

CHOIR
 
Music 08/09/10/11/12: Choir 2 Junior
(MMU--08CC2/MMU--09CC2/MMCC-10--2/MCMCC11--2/
MCMCC12--2)                                                                 
Grades: 8 to 12                                                                                    
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
The Junior Concert Choir is designed for students who have less than 1 year of singing experience. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to learn how to read music, develop fundamentals in vocal skills, and knowledge of singing a variety of songs in 2-part harmony that includes Pop, Jazz, Broadway, and Classics of choral pedagogy. Students in the Junior Concert Choir have the opportunity to attend District Choral Festivals.
 
Music 08/09/10/11/12: Choir 3 Intermediate
(MMU--08CC3/MMU--09CC3/MMCC-10--3/MCMCC11--3/
MCMCC12--3)
Grades: 8 to 12                                                                                    
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
The Intermediate Concert Choir is designed for students who have 2 years of experience in choral singing. Students who are enrolled in the Intermediate Concert Choir will have the opportunity to further develop their singing skills and knowledge by singing a variety of genres in 3-part or 4-part harmony that includes Pop, Broadway, and Secular music. Students in the Intermediate Concert Choir have the opportunity to attend District Choral Festivals and Annual Retreats.
 
 
Music 08/09/10/11/12: Choir 4 Senior
(MMU--08CC4/MMU--09CC4/MMCC-10--4/MCMCC11--4/
MCMCC12--4)                                                                 
Grades: 8 to 12                                                                                    
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
 
The Senior Concert Choir is designed for students who have 3 or more years of singing experience in one of the Concert Choirs at Lord Byng. Students who are enrolled in the Senior Concert Choir are prepared to sing a variety of genres that are in 4-part harmony that includes Secular and Sacred Music. Students in Senior Concert Choir have the opportunity to travel oversea, participate at District Choral Festivals, and compete in national festivals held in Canada and the United States.
 
Music 08/09/10/11/12: Chamber Choir Honours
(MMU--08CH4/MMU--09CH4/YVPA-0C/YVPA-1C/YVPA-2C)
Grades: 8 to 12
Prerequisite: Permission of the Director
Supplemental Supplies: $TBA
Off Timetable Course
 
The Honours Chamber Choir Ensemble is designed for students who are passionate, committed, and dedicated in choral singing and musical excellence. Students who wish to enroll in the Honours Chamber Choir must participate in an audition with Ms. Lan before the March break. Once accepted into the Chamber Choir Ensemble, students must take both Honours Chamber Choir with Senior Concert Choir as co-requisites. Students in Honours Chamber Choir Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform at Festivals, Competitions, and travel oversea to China (2011), France & Belgium (2013), and Spain (2015).
 
Peer Tutoring 12 (Choir) (YIPS-2B)                             
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Prerequisite: Permission from instructor
Course fee: None
 
Peer tutors are teaching assistants: tutoring, coaching, and demonstrating musical ideas to younger music students. Advanced music students will be given opportunities to learn conducting techniques and apply them in class