Band ~ Strings ~ Guitar: GENE AULINGER
Piano: ELEANOR EPP
Vocal, Musical Theatre, Speech Arts: DEBORAH BUCK
Saskatoon’s Deborah Buck combines her love of music and theatre in a unique freelance career. A collaborative pianist, she has accompanied ensembles such as the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers and Saskatoon Chamber Singers, and performed and recorded with many solo artists; she’s also served as Saskatchewan’s official accompanist at the National Music Festival and been a répétiteur for Saskatoon Opera. A mezzo-soprano, she’s been a guest soloist with groups such as Saskatoon Choral Society and Saskatoon Men’s Chorus; since 2005 she has travelled Canada singing with the Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir. Deborah has been chorus director for Saskatoon Opera Association, and currently conducts the Saskatoon Men’s Chorus and a combined AnglicanLutheran choir at her church. A musical director of more than 60 professional musicals, Deborah has been nominated for several Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards, receiving the “SATA” for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in 2008 and another in 2010 for her “body of work” during that season. She has also performed numerous singer-actor roles for Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, Souris Valley Theatre, Station Arts Centre, Dancing Sky Theatre, and Rosebud Theatre in Rosebud, Alberta, where she was Artist-in-Residence. In addition to teaching voice and piano privately, she has taught at the Globe Theatre Acting Conservatory (Regina), Persephone Theatre School, and Rosebud School of the Arts, and directed music for the student musicals at the U. of S. Department of Drama. She always looks forward to engaging with this province’s young musicians as an adjudicator with the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association.