BSc, MA, ARCT
Singer, Voice Teacher, Music Director, Producer
Denise has been a private voice teacher for over going on 30 years and a national examiner and adjudicator for close to 15 years. Teaching and directing credits include founding Artistic Director of No Strings Theatre, teaching faculty with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, assistant director for the RCM Repertory Chorus, workshop leader and camp director for CAMMAC. She is a member and adjudicator for the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA), and the Royal College of Conservatory Examiners. Other professional memberships include, Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA), the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), and Theatre Ontario.
As a performer, Denise is a versatile and accomplished singer who is equally at home on the concert, opera and Broadway stages. Highlights of her performance career include most recently in Toronto, the role of Monisha in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s concert performance of Treemonisha at Koerner Hall, the cast of Mirvish's North American Premier of The Sound of Music at the Princes of Wales Theatre, and other highlighted solo performances including African Sanctus with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Spirituals with Kathleen Battle and The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Bess for Porgy and Bess excerpts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and title role of the Canadian stage premiere Portia White-First You Dream. Her CD, Walk Together Children, is a cross-cultural initiative, featuring music from the roots of Black & Jewish music and has been aired on CBC’s Music Around Us.