Robin is an active teacher, performer and director. She has been teaching voice for over 25 years and has performed in or been the musical director of more than 50 different musical productions. She is an active member of the Prince George Arts community, often volunteering her performance and professional services.
Robin has served on several boards, including Performing Arts B.C., The Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, Theatre B.C. and the Prince George Music Festival, as well as adjudicated on many occasions throughout the province.
Her choir Nove Voce has been recognized provincially and nationally in festival competitions. They were honored to be named best overall choir in B.C. in 2016, placed second in the National Festival in 2018 and won first place in 2019. She is exceptionally proud of her students, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in music, performance and teaching.
Rob Goddard received his Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from the University of British Columbia and received his Masters in Education with an emphasis in conducting from the University of Victoria. Rob has performed on trumpet with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (principal and 2nd), the Vancouver Symphony, the CBC Chamber Orchestra, the Symphonie Canadiana (principal and 2nd), the Mississauga Symphony (principal), the Victoria Symphony (principal) and the Okanagan Symphony (principal). He was a founding member of A Touch of Brass quintet with whom he toured extensively. Rob continues to perform on both trumpet and piano throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been a music instructor at the Langley Fine Arts School since its inception more than 30 years ago where he created a unique music curriculum with an emphasis on chamber music, ear training, theory and composition. Rob has also taught the Senior Wind Ensemble, Senior Jazz Band and the Langley Fine Arts Orchestra. These large ensembles have been the recipients of numerous awards and international invitations. Rob was awarded the Professional Music Educator Award (Secondary) by the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association in 2014. His passion for working with musicians, both young and old, has afforded him opportunities to work as an adjudicator, clinician and as conductor of the Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble (formerly the Kwantlen Alumni Wind Ensemble). He founded and directs the Langley Symphony Orchestra and Kwantlen Strings. His conducting has been recognized and endorsed by the likes of Bramwell Tovey, Dr. Dale Lonis, Dr. Wayne Jeffrey and Dr. Jim Sparks to name a few.
Dennis Nordlund is known for being an intuitive and sensitive music teacher who communicates his love of music by performing in many ensembles throughout the Okanagan. Dennis began his musical career in Vanderhoof, B.C. and continued studies in Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver. He acquired his A.R.C.T. through the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. through U.B.C. in Vancouver. He is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.
Dennis is an active teacher, performer, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and clinician working primarily in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia. He performs as a soloist, as an accompanist for vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists, and theatrical productions, and as part of both a jazz trio and a chamber ensemble group. Versed in repertoire from many genres and ages, Dennis’ versatility is highly sought after by soloists and ensembles alike. He has performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Musaic Vocal ensemble, the OSO Symphony Chorus, the OSO Youth Symphony, Soundstage Productions, Okanagan Valley music festivals, BC Performing Arts Festivals, the Penticton Vineyard Community Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Dennis can be found unravelling the mysteries and wonders of music with his students at his private studio in the old CPR station building in Penticton. There he teaches piano, music theory, composition and collaborative piano to students ranging from young beginners to advanced adults.
When he is not listening to or interpreting a musical score, Dennis enjoys playing tennis, golf, fishing, a good Pinot Noir, and spending time with his wife and four wonderful kids.