2017 Adjudicators

Dr. Charlene Pauls

Choirs (School)

Dr. Charlene PaulsDr. Charlene Pauls is active as a soprano soloist, choral conductor, and voice teacher. She has sung with many of the country’s leading ensembles, including the Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, and National Arts Centre orchestras, as well as on international stages in Germany, England, France, Austria, and Spain.

Her repertoire spans a wide range of styles, with a concentration on the oratorio works of Bach, Handel, and Mozart, along with performances of contemporary pieces for voice and orchestra, primarily by Canadian composers.

Dr. Pauls’ career has expanded into choral conducting, currently directing several choirs in Oakville and London, Ontario. Her experience bridging solo singing technique with developing a choral sound has prompted invitations across Canada as a vocal adjudicator for both solo voice and choral festivals, most recently in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

Dr. Pauls also regularly presents research at conferences across the country. Vancouver-born Dr. Pauls completed undergraduate degrees in piano and vocal performance while studying in Winnipeg, a Master’s in Voice from McGill University, and in 2013, a doctorate from the University of Toronto where she studied with Mary Morrison. While undertaking her Doctorate she focussed on both Vocal Pedagogy and musicological research on Bach’s Cantata BWV 210.