Conductor, educator, and pianist
Dr. Mark Ramsay is the artistic director of Toronto’s award-winning Exultate Chamber Singers as well as the conductor of University of Toronto Tenor/Bass Choir, U of T Scarborough Concert Choir, and MNjcc Community and Chamber Choirs. In addition to his conducting work, he is an instructor at U of T Faculty of Music where he teaches graduate choral conducting lessons, an undergraduate course in choral music education, and works as an administrator for the choral area. He is also the editor of Choirs Ontario’s publication, Dynamic. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from U of T where he was a student of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. Before moving to Toronto, Mark completed his Bachelor of Music Education (piano) at UPEI, worked for ten years as a high school music teacher and curriculum specialist in Summerside, and was the music director at Trinity United Church and conductor of the Summerside Community Choir.