BMus (Concordia); MMus, DMA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
An active conductor, performer, and teacher, Dr. Margot Rejskind has directed choirs of all kinds, from beginner to professional, in both Canada and the United States. Known for her adventurous and eclectic programming, choirs under her direction have been heard on CBC, NPR, and the BBC, and have been finalists and semi-finalists in a number of national and international choral competitions, where they have been praised for their musicality, artistry, and radiant sound.
Dr. Rejskind is in demand as a guest conductor and adjudicator, appearing at festivals and workshops throughout North America. She is the founding artistic director of Luminos Ensemble, a PEI-based professional chamber choir; artistic director of Forte Men's Choir, and music director of Summerside Community Choir; she also maintains a busy private voice and conducting studio, and lectures at UPEI.
Margot is a native of Montreal, where she received formative choral training under Iwan Edwards and Dr. John Baboukis, and earned a degree in Voice Performance (Jazz) from Concordia University. She earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying with Dr. Chester Alwes (choral) and Donald Schleicher (orchestral). Dr. Rejskind was Director of Choirs for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 2006 to 2013.
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