Jody Malone, Artistic Director
Jody was educated at McGill University in Montreal, obtaining an Honours degree in School Music with a discipline in piano. She went on to Teacher’s College at the University of Toronto with a specialty in Music and French. Later on during a 2002 sabbatical year, she obtained a Master’s degree in Education with a discipline in Counselling Psychology.
Her passions include hiking, yoga, travel to England and abroad, dinner parties with friends, cycling trips, and most recently….’Downton Abbey’. Let’s hope there will be another season!
She thanks Singing OUT and our audience members and supporters for the privilege to serve them with the joy of choral music.
Beth Hanson, Accompanist
Dianne Clare, Assistant Artistic Director
A lifelong vocal musician, Dianne is currently working as the Director of the Scarborough Chapter of Sweet Adelines and the Assistant Director of Singing OUT: Toronto’s LGBTQ community chorus. Dianne has travelled with the choruses to international festivals and events and has been involved in music leadership seminars, international directors’ conferences, and chorus retreats, in which she received training and mentoring from highly respected coaches, internationally acclaimed directors and judges, and voice teachers.
In her years as a choral singer and soloist, Dianne has sung a wide array of musical styles, from classical to folk, pop, jazz and barbershop, and has a thorough knowledge of the components that support, enhance and create great sound. She is also a master of blending, which is essential for vocal groups. She prefers to work with singers in an a cappella format, but is also comfortable working with accompaniment.
Dianne has also worked for many years as a vocalist and sound mixer, producing high quality vocal music tracks for choral singers to use as a learning aid. Her highly trained ear is extremely useful in the mixing and recording process as well as in helping singers with precise interval training. She is a natural teacher, leader, and motivator, who brings out the best in her singers through empowering support, strong technical skills and consistent reinforcement of vocal skill building.
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