Amelia McMahon Biography 2022-23 Season
Amelia McMahon (she/her/Elle) grew up in the Annapolis Valley and recently returned to Nova Scotia from Montreal. Since returning to the East Coast, she has sung the role of Humility in Vocalypse’s production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, joined the Halifax Camerata Singers, was named co-conductor of Eastern Horizon (an award-winning chamber choir in Halifax), joined the vocal faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts and has several other exciting projects forthcoming.
While in Montreal, Amelia was the Co-Artistic Director of Choeur Adleisia, first place winners of the Equal-Voice Women’s Choir category in the 2019 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. She was also Artistic Director of La Chorale Harmonia, Music Director of the 11 O’ Clock Choir at St. Veronica’s Catholic Parish; and Music Director of the E-Minor Glee Club at St. George’s Elementary School. Mentored throughout her career by Maestro Iwan Edwards, Amelia studied choral conducting at Université de Sherbrooke and holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice from McGill University. She was the Voice Area Co-Chair at the McGill Conservatory and participated in the Steering Committee for Podium, 2020, Choral Canada’s national conference. Along with jazz club and corporate appearances, Amelia has recorded and performed with artists such as Juno Award winners, Ranee Lee and Joel Miller.
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