April 16 to 30, 2018

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2018 Adjudicators

Band ~ Strings ~ Guitar:       



Kathleen Lohrenz Gable's professional career includes experiences as a recitalist, voice coach & accompanist, and as a musical director and rehearsal pianist for opera and musical theatre productions in Canada and the USA. Her studies have taken her to schools in Canada, the USA, and to Europe. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University; a Diploma in Lieder from the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria; her Fellowship from Trinity College in London; and her Master of Music in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Kathleen has enjoyed an extensive teaching career in Canada and the United States, being called upon to share her expertise as both adjudicator and workshop clinician. Her students have won many top awards, including Regional, State, and Provincial competitions. After completing her graduate work, Kathleen served as Lecturer for the Piano Pedagogy program at the University of Michigan and as piano instructor at the famous Interlochen National Music Camp in Michigan. She has also taught in the music programs for Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Windsor. Currently, Kathleen teaches Applied Piano and is Music Director for the Music Theatre Ensemble at the University of Saskatchewan. Kathleen, with husband/bass-baritone Garry Gable, started The Opera Troupe of Saskatoon (TOTOS). She has served as repetiteur and rehearsal pianist and has performed on keyboards with the Saskatoon Opera Association. Since 2004 she has been a part of the faculty as a teacher and music director for Edmontons Opera Nuova, the national-level summer training program for opera singers and pianists. In 2009 she conducted Puccinis Suor Angelica and previously has conducted Coplands The Tender Land, and Hansel and Gretel for NUOVA. She regularly records live music programming for the CBC, Saskatchewan. Since 1997, Kathleen has collaborated with five of the Young Artist winners for a recital tour of Manitoba and Saskatchewan cities. Kathleen has twice conducted the Saskatoon Symphony and TOTOS in Menottis Amahl and the Night Visitors. She also regularly plays with the symphony. In addition to her university teaching, Kathleen maintains a full teaching/coaching studio at home. She has been a teaching musician in the Music Ambassador Program for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Kathleen, with husband Garry, have twice been invited to perform and teach at the Tianjin Conservatory and the Wuhan University Conservatory of Music in China. They were heard nationally on the CBC Radio Two program Canada Live in August of 2007. Kathleen was repetiteur for Saskatoon Opera Association's productions of LElisir dAmore and Rigoletto. In July of 2009 Kathleen was invited to Bangkok where she performed as an official pianist for the World  Saxophone Congress, making four World Premiere performances. She was pleased to join Calgary Operas production of Little Women as repetiteur in January of 2010 and has enjoyed being a guest coach for the Emerging Artists program. In July of 2011 Kathleen was one of the Judges for the National Piano Competition at the CFMTA convention. She also performed in a recital and gave workshops and a master class. In 2011, she was Music Director for Trouble in Tahiti with Vancouver Concert Opera Cooperative as a featured presentation for the Vancouver International Fringe Festival. In 2012 Kathleen was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category.

Vocal, Musical Theatre, Speech Arts:   

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