Saskatchewan Choral Federation


2014 Clinicians:  

Dr. Elroy Friesen

Described as “innovative, expressive, and dynamic,” Dr. Friesen is Director of Choral Studies at the University of Manitoba where he conducts numerous choirs, and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and music education.  He is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout Canada, the United States, and Northern Europe.  His award-winning ensembles tour nationally and internationally, and are frequently recorded and broadcasted by the CBC and they enjoy collaborating with many outstanding local and national arts organizations.



Dr. Mark Sirett

Conductor, composer, pianist and organist, Dr. Sirett is founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Cantible Choirs of Kingston, Ontario.  He holds both masters and doctoral degrees in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University of Iowa.  He has directed the Ontario Youth Choir, Alberta Honours Children’s Chorus and Manitoba Provincial Honours Children’s Choir.  As an adjudicator, Dr. Sirett served on the Jury of the Cork International Choral Festival in 2009 and he has frequently adjudicated choral festivals in Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.


Jordan Travis

Jordan Travis is the owner of The Complete Singer and is Internationally in high demand as a clinician, adjudicator, speaker, and vocal coach.  His conducting, coaching, and performing has taken him across North America, Europe, and China.   Jordan is the Associate Director and Vocal Coach to the current Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Champions, the Toronto Northern Lights.  He also serves as a Singing Judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society.

This year, Jordan received a Community Leadership Award for outstanding leadership and lasting contribution in support of vocal music in the communities and schools of Canada from charity, Sing Canada Harmony.  Additionally, Jordan has been appointed Associate Director of the Bach Children's Chorus in Toronto, working closely with Artistic Director Linda Beaupre and accompanist Eleanor Daley.