Angela McKeown Nemetchek is thrilled to be working with the Elk Island Regional Secondary Choir as their conductor! By day, Angela shares her love of music as a teacher at Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton and serves as the president of the Alberta Kodaly Association. In 2013, she was the assistant conductor of the Alberta Youth Choir and completed her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Alberta where she studied under Dr. Len Ratzlaff.
Angela also holds a Bachelor of Education in Vocal Music from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Guelph.
Prior to arriving in Edmonton, Ms. McKeown taught senior and junior high school choral music for 8 years at International Schools in both Korea and China. While in Asia, Ms. McKeown led her choirs to festivals in Prague, Seoul, Manila, Shanghai and Beijing.
Dawn Stahl began her music career at Alberta College, where she taught piano and theory and became a vocal, choral and instrumental accompanist. Her move to the Westlock area brought on country life, where she enjoyed raising a family and tending a large garden as well as teaching piano.
Many years and students later, the move back to Edmonton has brought her returned success in teaching and accompanying. Her affiliation with the Royal Conservatory, as well as memberships of APTA, ARMTA, and the Roubakine Club are all key in the development and growth of this musician. The long association with EIRHC, beginning as early as 2005, brings her back to work with the Secondary choir again and we are thrilled.