Rev. Paul DuVal
Cindy Fenske – on medical leave
Renate has worked professionally as a church musician for over ten years, and has enjoyed leading musical worship at Prairie Spirit UC, and (formerly) Sturgeon Creek UC since 2015. She holds a Master of Music (Collaborative Piano) and Bachelor of Music (Performance and Music History) from the University of Manitoba, and an ARCT in Piano Performance. She also studied vocal accompaniment at the Vienna Conservatory (now The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna) from 2012-2013, and has performed as both a soloist and collaborative pianist in Austria, Canada, and the United States. During her degrees, Renate studied conducting and attended summer training programs to further enhance her love of working with singers. These programs include the Vancouver International Song Institute (Art Song Theatre and Contemporary Music Workshop with Jake Heggie, Vancouver, BC), Alpenkammermusik (Liesing, Austria), Opera NUOVA (Edmonton, AB), and the Franz-Schubert Institute (Baden, Austria). These experiences led her to her work as a music director and rehearsal pianist for musical theatre and opera productions, as well as her work as a church choir director. Renate is also in demand as a recital partner, collaborating with and coaching singers across Canada and abroad. In addition to her work with singers, she teaches a small studio of pianists, and is a sought-after adjudicator and masterclass clinician.
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