Mandy Maher joined her first choir at age eight and has been actively involved in music communities across British Columbia and now Alberta ever since. She grew up in Kamloops, BC, but is currently studying at the University of Alberta to obtain a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance under the instruction of some of the finest professors in the country. Mandy has been a part of several choirs including hometown favourites like Serious Options and Vivace Choral, and has branched out to be a part of other groups such as the award winning University of Alberta Madrigal Singers and the BC Provincial Honour Choir. Mandy is passionate about both choral and instrumental music and plays the oboe and the alto saxophone. She has also done a number of solo vocal performances with organizations such as the Vernon Proms and the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops. Mandy is excited to be working with Choral Morphosis and looks forward to supporting people with a passion for music as great as her own!
Accompanist & Camp Assistant
Pamela Graham has been involved in music all her life. She was privileged to grow up in a musical household. As a child, she took piano lessons, played in a youth band and sang in church choirs. She continued her studies at university in Regina, Saskatoon and with the Toronto Conservatory. After being a musician in the military and teaching high school band in Bonnyville, Pamela decided to "retire" to Edmonton. She has, however, kept busy doing the things she loves most... singing, playing her horn and teaching. Pamela also enjoys "living in 1885" at Fort Edmonton Park during the summer.
Melissa starting singing in Grade 4 when she was finally able to convince her church choir director to let her join the senior choir. She started taking lessons at 13 and studied seriously for 14 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree specializing in voice and choral conducting in 2008 from The Kings University College. She then went on to pursue her Bachelor of Elementary Education Degree, graduating May 2010. While attending university she worked with adults with disabilities.
Melissa was asked to create a program for adults with developmental and physical disabilities in 2007. This was how Choral Morphosis began. In 2009, after 2 years of hard work, she was awarded the Mayors Award for Outstanding community service to the City of Edmonton. In 2016 Avenue Magazined named her Top 40 under 40 for her work with Choral Morphosis. Currently she teaches full-time Music at Academie Saint-Andre Academy.
Kim began as an accompanist with Choral Morphosis right from its beginning years. She worked with the choir for two and a half years and then moved to Vancouver to obtain a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree at Capilano University. Kim also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Psychology and Music. While she no longer accompanies for Choral Morphosis she now gets the privilege of running the high-energy, fun-filled and action-packed Choral Morphosis summer camps! She aims to provide a space for people to create musical passion, self-expression and even healing through music. She demonstrates an emphasis on utilizing music as a medium for expressing and unfolding the deep layers of human connections – in a way that words cannot.
Kim runs a piano studio and has enjoyed working with seniors, children and people with disabilities for nearly 20 years.