Artistic Team

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKevin Eng – Vancouver Cansing Accompanist,  Kevin Eng’s passion for teaching music and performing became a reality in 2005 when he left his full time job in software development and began teaching, arranging, performing, and directing music full time.  Since then, he currently serves as music director at St. Mark’s Church on the University of British Columbia campus, and teaches music privately and at the Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, B.C.  He was principal pianist in the orchestra for music theatre performances such as “A Chorus Line” and “Joseph” with the Royal City Theatre Company, “Sweet Charity” with the Pipedream Theatre Company, and “A Singing Christmas Tree” at Broadway Church, and was the accompanist for several choirs including Ensemble Etoile, and the Downton Singers.  He has had classical training in piano, and holds the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) teacher’s diploma.  For more information about Kevin’s work, visit www.kevineng.ca/kevineng_music   

Kevin hopes that anyone who has a love for music would find a place where they feel welcome to learn, explore, share their music with others, and discover the talent that they have been given.  This is the true meaning of music. 


Andrea Westaway
Andrea Westaway
– Assistant director of youth singers, has a degree in Film Studies from the University of Alberta. She has been involved with choirs since grade 2: Bel Canto, Northern Voices, and now Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir. She has experience both acting and directing theatre, including “The Green Man” which won best Ensemble at the Central Interior Zone Festival, 2008. Spending Tuesdays singing comes as naturally as breathing now!

 

Erin RobertsonErin Robertson – Choreographer, was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario where she studied dance at a Performing Arts High School and then furthered her dance training at Ryerson University. She has performed with many prominent artists such as Natalie McMaster, The Rankin Family and worked a season at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland as both a singer and dancer. She moved out to BC in 1999 to complete a Bachelor of Education Degree and began teaching at the Beattie Fine Arts School in Kamloops as well as teaching at many studios in town. 2 1/2 years ago she moved to Vancouver with her husband and daughter and has been on an extended Maternity leave to raise her family and take some classes for herself. Erin had the pleasure if singing with the Vancouver Can Sing Choir in 2011 and is now thrilled to be a part of the creative process.

 

Michelle Julea LeeMichelle Julea Lee – Illustrator and designer based in Vancouver, B.C.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Michelle loves to make graphics and tell stories through pictures. She works in a variety of media and subject matter, and is especially skilled at oil painting. Her commission work consists of illustrations and paintings of people, animals, and landscapes. She has illustrated five of Gerda Blok-Wilson’s mini-musicals and choir collections.  Since the beginning of her career, her artwork has been featured on various international publications. She has also exhibited in Vancouver, Bowen Island, and Rhode Island.  Samples of her artwork can be found at www.michellejulea.com. Michelle also sings with the Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir.