Instructors

Dawn Pemberton

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, adjudicator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions. She currently directs Roots ‘N’ Wings Women’s Choir and teaches masterclasses and workshops all over Canada. A passionate educator and performer, Dawn approaches music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package.  Tight, expressive and bold, Dawn will hit you where it counts, funk you up and make you say “Go ‘head!”

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a singer and pianist born in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She specializes in jazz, blues, and world music. She is considered one of the more important jazz artists working in Canada and the United States today. As well as being a performer, she arranges and writes jazz and pop tunes, with several CDs containing a combination of original tunes, tunes she has arranged, and more traditional tunes. She has also appeared on many CBC recordings and has worked with many other musicians both live and in studio.

Karla Mundy

Karla Mundy is a vibrant, soulful and diverse vocalist, pianist, arranger and choir leader. Karla directs Rhythm ‘n’ Roots and Harmony Mountain Singers in Vancouver, the Island Soul Choir on Vancouver Island and EarthSounds on Bowen Island. Karla leads harmony singing workshops throughout BC and organizes many singing camps, workshops and singing study trips abroad.  Karla is a founding member of the The Tanglewood Trio, No Sh!t Shirleys, TriVo, Cleia and Plough. She released her first solo CD called ‘Way Back’ in 2012 and is a Mom!

Danielle Gagnier

Danielle Gagnier has explored creativity through a range of art disciplines including dance, voice, painting, maskmaking, film, writing and pottery. A thread of interest weaving through all these is the wonder of discovery, the process of creating and the link between self-knowledge, expressive arts and well-being. Danielle approaches the arts with a beginners mind, a sense of openness and an intention to step into a place where the deep mystery of the psyche can reveal itself.

Danielle has been practicing body-based breathing and voice for more than half of her life. With a background in dance, yoga and meditation, Danielle facilitates workshops combining body awareness and expression using various art modalities.  Danielle is a graduate of SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts (dance and film) and has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology.