David F. Shipley

E-mail urbship@magma.ca


Summary

• 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
 

Education

Private singing lessons with James O'Farrell
 

2005-present

Private harmony lessons with Kevork Andonian
 

2004-2006

Private singing lessons with Sylvia Larrass
 

2002-2005

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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