David F. Shipley

E-mail urbship@magma.ca


• Tenor with a vocal range from approximately G2 to C5
• RCM Grade 10 Singing with First Class Honours
• Objectives are to join a choral group with high standards of performance, and to sing in an opera


Private singing lessons with James O'Farrell


Private harmony lessons with Kevork Andonian


Private singing lessons with Sylvia Larrass


Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 10:

  • Grade 10 Voice with First Class Honours October 2007
  • Working towards ARCT 2007-present

Other education includes:

  • M.Sc., Energy Studies, University of Sussex, UK 1987
  • B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo 1986
  • Piano lessons to RCM Grade 7 level 1970s

Singing History & Accomplishments


Musical Theatre

  • Cast as Max in the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) production of "Sound of Music" directed by Eleanor Crowder, with music direction by Rachel Eugster 2008
  • " Played Mr. Bumble in the Suzart production of "Oliver!" directed by Susan Dacey 2007
  • Played Mr. Bumble in the GNAG production of "Oliver!" directed by Eleanor Crowder, with music direction by Rachel Eugster 2007
  • Speaking and chorus roles in four student-written musical theatre productions during university, with the FASS Theatre Company at the University of Waterloo 1980s

Choral Experience

  • Tenor, Hallelujah Gospel Chorus, director Stephanie Coward-Yaskiw 2005-2006
  • Tenor (and sometimes bass), Ottawa Community Gospel Chorus, director Stephanie Coward and a succession of others 2001-2003
  • Baritone, Ottawa Homeschooling Choir, director Sylvia Larrass 2000-2002
  • Tenor, University of Wisconsin Choral Union, Madison, WI, director Robert Fountain 1991-1992
  • Tenor, University of Waterloo Chamber Choir, director Wilbur Maust 1988-1990
  • Tenor, University of Sussex Chorus, Brighton, UK, director Jonathan Grieves-Smith 1986-1987
  • Tenor, Wilfred Laurier University Chorus 1985

Music Festival Competitions

  • Kiwanis Music Festival: competed twice in Concert Recital Class (Open), once in Art Song (Open), and once in Musical Theatre (Open). Placed first in class in the latter. 2004-2006


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