Mark Sirett

Dr. Mark Sirett (b. 1952) is a native of Kingston, Ontario, and a graduate in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Alberta, and Queen’s University . He is the founding Artistic Director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, a seven-choir educational program involving almost 300 singers.

Dr. Sirett has won two international awards in choral conducting: the Jury Prize for Imaginative Programming and Artistry at the Cork International Choral Festival, 2002 in Ireland, and the Outstanding Conductor Award from the Young Prague 2004 Music Festival. Choirs under his direction have won numerous provincial, national, and international honors, including First Prize in the CBC Choral Competition in the Church Choir Category. In 2008 he was awarded the President’s Leadership Award by Choirs Ontario for his contribution to the arts in the province.

Dr. Sirett is award-winning choral composer and arranger. Recently the Association of Canadian Choral Communities awarded him with "Outstanding Composition for 2010." His works have been commissioned, performed and recorded by some of world’s leading choirs including the National Youth Choir of Canada, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Children’s Chorus. He is frequently in demand as a guest conductor, choral clinician and adjudicator.

For more information visit the composer's website.

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