Music Adjudicators – 2023
Special thank you to all for your devotion to young people!
The Kiwanis Music Festival reserves the right to substitute or appoint other adjudicators.
BANDS – TBA
Brass – TBA
Guitar & Bandura
Cello & Double Bass
Senior Piano: Level 10, Advanced, Open & Concertos
Junior Piano (Levels 7-9)
Junior Piano – Levels 4-6
Elementary Piano (Introductory to Level 3)
Upper Strings: Open and Advanced – Violin and Viola
Upper Strings – Violin and Viola
Tenor Marcel d’Entremont is becoming recognized across Canada for both his powerful voice and sincere stage presence. A former first prize winner of the Atlantic Young Artist Competition, Marcel also placed first in the vocal division of the National Music Festival of Canada where he also claimed the Grand Award for overall best performer. In November of 2018, he was named the winner of the Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University, which resulted in solo recitals at La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal and the Richard Bradshaw Theatre of the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto.
Marcel has a keen interest in many styles of singing and was a featured soloist for six years with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, performing alongside musicians from around the world for audiences in the tens of thousands. His East Coast roots inspired his collaboration with 8 composers from Atlantic Canada for Atlantic Arias, a projected fund by the Canada Council for the Arts to combine Maritime folk and popular music with classical art song. Marcel was personally invited to perform at the inauguration ceremony of The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. He is a current Equilibrium Young Artist, which involves performances and masterclasses with soprano Barbara Hannigan, and has been a resident artist at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, the National Arts Center of Canada’s Young Artist Program, the Art of Song Institute with the Toronto Summer Music, and was a Yulanda M. Farris Young Artist with the Vancouver Opera.
Marcel’s opera role performances include Rodolfo in La bohème with Opera Saskatoon, two tours with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada as the title role in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette as well as Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Opera McGill, and Il Podesta in La Finta Giardiniera and Luiz in The Gondoliers with Opera Nova Scotia. He also performed with Tapestry Opera in their 2022 production Tapestry Briefs: Les Short Qui Chantent, a series of mini opera scenes created by Canadian composers and librettists. In concert, he has been the tenor soloist in Elijah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and performed Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the PEI Symphony Orchestra. He also appeared as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestre classique de Montréal. In 2016 Marcel made his international opera debut as Don Ottavio with Opéra de Rouen in Rouen, France and at the Château de Versailles as a laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques. Marcel also performed the role of Rodolfo over 20 times in a cross-Canada tour of La bohème with Against the Grain Theatre. This production was the first live broadcast of a professional opera in Canada and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Performing Arts Program. Most recently, Marcel’s curated recital program A World Transformed which tells the tragic story of Matthew Shepard through vocal and piano music as well as spoken word, was presented by Echo Chamber Toronto, in a fully staged and choreographed production. In 2020, Marcel was named one of the Top 30 under 30 classical musicians in Canada by CBC Music
Sarah Yungi Moon
Accordion – TBA
Bagpipes – TBA
Bandura – TBA
Steel Pans – TBA