Musical Theatre Adjudicators

Karyn is very active in Vancouver as a singer, adjudicator, director and music
instructor. Some of her favorite performances include Madame Giry in The
Phantom of the Opera, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Eva Peron in Evita and
the Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Karyn was a member of the Vancouver
Chamber Choir for 4 years under the direction of Jon Washburn. She has also
sung with the Vivaldi Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Bach Choir. She can
frequently be seen in concert performing a mixture of musical theatre, pop,
art song and opera.
As a director, Karyn staged Amahl and the Night Visitors for the Vancouver
Academy of Music as well as several evenings of opera scenes. She was on
faculty at Capilano University as a voice instructor for four years and she was
head of voice for Stagecraft Theatre School for eight years. Karyn currently
teaches voice, piano and music theory at her home studio, Vocalis Music, the
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and also teaches singing for Lights Up Theatre
Karyn continues to adjudicate and give masterclasses in voice and musical
theatre at festivals across Canada including Manitoba, Alberta, and British
At the University of British Columbia, Karyn earned a Bachelor of Music
Degree in Voice Performance and a Master of Music in Opera. She also
earned Diplomas in Musical Theatre from Grant MacEwan College and the
Banff School of Fine Arts. Karyn is a proud member of the National
Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and sits on the board of the
Vancouver Chapter. She also has advanced certification as a voice teacher for
the Royal Conservatory of Music and looks forward to being an adjudicator
for the RCM as well.