Jody Malone, Artistic DirectorArtisticDirector@singingout.com
Jody Malone has been our longest standing Artistic Director at Singing Out, having been with us since September 2008.
Jody completed at McGill University a Bachelor of Music, with an Honours in Music Education, majoring in Piano. She earned her Teacher’s College degree in Music and French from the University of Toronto. Following this, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto. This degree particularly equips Jody to understand the depth and meaning of singing to people, as well as the unique needs of the adult community choir learner.
Since 1987, Jody has been a music teacher and choral conductor with the Peel District School Board of Toronto. She is currently teaching at Cawthra Park Secondary School for the Performing Arts.
When Jody is not working, she is travelling with her family or friends. When she is at home in Parkdale, she enjoys reading for Book Club, listening to new repertoire, cycling, walking, or practicing yoga. She loves to attend plays, musicals, the Toronto Symphony with her sister, and the monthly documentary series ‘Doc Soup’, with her partner.
Jody was inspired by this quote in her formative years. ‘I am a great
believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.’
Beth Hanson, Accompanist
In 2018, she retired from the Toronto District School Board where she taught elementary music for 28 years in order to devote more time to solo piano work, composing original music, establishing her home studio, and spending time with her son.
Jacklin Falconer, Assistant Artistic Director
Jacklin Falconer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree in Vocal Jazz Performance and a Master of Arts in Musicology from York University where she studied choral conducting with Dr Lisette Canton.
Since then Jacklin has been a proud vocal teacher, opening Savoy Music Lessons in 2017. Her students have performed in musicals, won competitions, honours in RCM exams and have been accepted to art school vocal programs.
As a conductor, she has directed the academic choirs at York University, lead the Dixon Hall Music School Choir and joined the St Marys Childrens Choir family leading the Presto and FYS divisions. Under her direction Presto earned silver and bronze finishes at the Kiwanis Music Festival provincials and debuted Canadian compositions by Larry Nickel and Stephen Hatfield. The group toured Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in 2011. In 2017 Jacklin took over leadership of Voices of Hope, a choir for people living with Parkinson’s Disease who inspire her with their joy and strength every week.
When she’s not leading singers Jacklin enjoys too much coffee, baking and spending time with her family.