Ottawa Carleton Male Choir News
Aude Urbancic is currently working on her Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano with a specialization in vocal accompaniment at the University of Montreal. She holds a diploma in Collaborative Piano from the University of Montreal and a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Ottawa. She has also played for many masterclasses and attended Opera Nuova, the Orford Academy and the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy.
Aude has a particular passion for opera and choral music. During the last few years, she was one of the rehearsal pianists for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Menotti’s the Telephone. She was also involved in rehearsals for Sokolovic’s Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Britten’s War Requiem at the National Arts Centre.
Based in Ottawa, Aude keeps busy with her large teaching studio and is a sought after clinician. She is the music director at Church of the Ascension, the conductor and artistic director of the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir and the pianist for the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir. Aude is also a vocal coach at the University of Ottawa.
When Aude is not making music, she enjoys beekeeping, photography, gardening, cooking and tango dancing.
Christine Admiral began accompanying The OCMC in January, 2016 and is thrilled to be a part of this choir. Christine began accompanying singers for recitals in her music program at Redeemer University College where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree. She has also been an accompanist for the Kawartha Treble Troupe, a youth choir in Lindsay, Ontario as well as a church organist and choir director for St. Alban's Anglican church in Peterborough Ontario.
Since moving to Ottawa in 2008, Christine has been actively involved in leading worship at Calvin Christian Reformed Church and leading chapel at Ottawa Christian School and she is also busy teaching piano, voice and music theory to over 35 students of all ages.
Margaret Van Dyk has taught music in elementary schools and privately, having studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg.
Currently she enjoys her hobbies of choral music, quilting, and floral design and continues as church organist.
In 2008, Margaret became our Choir Director till 2018