Lillian Slanina completed
her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of British Columbia,
where she studied Classical voice and harp. She then studied vocal performance at the Vancouver City College with Dr. Jacob Hamm. A year
later, she moved to Victoria and earned her AVCM from the Victoria
Conservatory of Music, studying with the esteemed vocal pedagogue,
Selena James. She went on to teach voice and music lessons for many
years at both the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Whistling
Gypsy Community Music School. Her beautiful Celtic Harp was custom made for her by the internationally renowned harp maker, Lawrie Niesh of Salt Spring Island, after a harrowing chase down country roads to track him down!
Lisa Szeker-Madden completed her undergraduate degree in music at the University of
Western Ontario, where she majored in musicology. She studied recorder
with Dr. Richard Semmens, and clarinet with Prof. Robert Sheffield and
Prof. Jerry Summers. She completed her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in
musicology at The University of Victoria working under the supervision
of Dr. Erich Schwandt, studying recorder with Prof. Lanny Pollet,
Elizabeth Hamel in Vancouver, and performing regularly with early music
ensembles at the University.
She currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, where she performs recorder with Melos Early Music Choir and Chamber Orchestra, St. Andrew's Baroque Ensemble, and Quinte Consort. Dr. Szeker-Madden is a composer and a member of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada). She also taught music courses with The Department of Continuing Studies at the
University of Victoria, and The Victoria Conservatory of Music for many years. She now has a robust private studio in Kingston, Ontario.
Lillian and Lisa in Renaissance Costumes
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