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MARK RAMSAY

Conductor, educator & pianist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Conducting

Choral and Instrumental

Artistic Director
Exultate Chamber Singers, Toronto – Sept. 2018 – present

Conductor
Men’s Chorus, University of Toronto – June. 2015 – present

Conductor
Concert Choir, U of T Scarborough – Sept. 2018 – present

Conductor
MNjcc Community Choir, Toronto – Sept. 2017 – present

Assistant Conductor and Pianist
Exultate Chamber Singers, Toronto – Sept. 2014 – June 2018

Student Conductor
Elmer Iseler Singers, Toronto – May 2017

Conductor
Concert Choir, U of T Scarborough – Sept. 2016 – April 2017

Conducting Fellow
Canadian Chamber Choir, NS and PEI tour – August 2016

Assistant Conductor and Pianist
Men’s Chorus, University of Toronto – Sept. 2013 – April 2015

Apprentice Conductor
Ontario Youth Choir – Ottawa, Midland, Toronto – Aug. 2014

Choral Conducting Symposium
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON – July 2014

Director of Music
Trinity United Church, Summerside PEI – Jan. 2012 – Aug. 2013

Music Director
Summerside Community Choir – Jan. 2010 – June 2013

Guest Conducting:

  • Nova Voce, Nova Scotia Tenor/Bass Festival (NS) ­– upcoming February 2019
  • MNjcc Community Choir, Spring Concert (ON) – June 2017
  • Massed Choir, High Cs Choral Festival (NS) – May 2017
  • Concert Choir, University of Prince Edward Island (PE) – April 2013
  • Massed Choir, High Cs Choral Festival (NS) – May 2012

University Level Teaching

Sessional Lecturer and Course Instructor

Sessional Lecturer
Applied Music, Graduate Choral Conducting

Choral Music Education EMU330Y
University of Toronto – Sept. 2018 – present

Course Instructor
Choral Music Education EMU330Y
University of Toronto – Sept. 2016 – April 2018

Teaching Assistant
Keyboard Skills EMU207Y1
University of Toronto – Sept. 2017 – April 2018

University of Toronto – Sept. 2014 – April 2015

Co-Facilitator
EDU 424: Curriculum in the Early Years
Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island – Fall 2011

Adjudicating

Choral and Piano

MusicFest Canada Nationals (ON) Choral (sub. adjudicator) – May 2018

Queens County Music Festival (PE) Junior Piano – May 2018

East Prince Music Festival (PE) Piano/Voice/Choral – May 2018

Ontario Music Festival Association Prov. Finals (ON) Choral – May 2016

Kings County Music Festival (PE) Piano – May 2016

Atlantic Festivals of Music (NS) Choral – April 2016

Queens County Music Festival (PE) Junior Piano – May 2015

West Prince Music Festival (PE) Piano/Voice/Choral – April 2015

Kings County Music Festival (PE) Piano and Instrumental – May 2013

Queens County Music Festival (PE) Junior Piano – May 2012

Clinician

Choral

Treblemakers Adult Community Choir (ON) – upcoming October 2018

St. Mary’s Memorial High School Choir (OH) – upcoming November 2018

Heath High School Choir (OH) – upcoming March 2019

Confederation Centre Young Company (PE) – July 2018

Treblemakers Adult Community Choir (ON) – June 2018

Soundtrax, Halifax High School Honour Choir (NS) – May 2018

U of T High School Choral Festival (ON) – April 2018, 2017, 2016

Licking Heights High School Choir (OH) – February 2018

The Country Day School Music Camp (ON) – September 2017

Sydney High School Choir (OH) – April 2017

MNjcc Community Choir (ON) – March 2017

St. Roch Catholic Secondary School Vocal Classes (ON) – February 2017

Sirens Women’s Choral Ensemble (PE) – December 2016

Woodstock High School Choir (NB) – April 2016

South Lyon High School Choir (MI) – April 2016

Montpelier High School Show Choir (ON) – March 2016

Public School Teaching

Music Director and Classroom Teacher

Music Director, Fine Arts Department Lead, Teacher
Three Oaks Senior High School, Summerside, PEI – 2003 – 2010

Educational Leadership

Curriculum Specialist and Coordinator

Curriculum Support Specialist
English Programs, PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Oct. 2010 – Aug. 2013

Acting Curriculum Coordinator
English Programs, PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Nov. 2012 – Feb. 2013

Piano

Instruction and Performance

Private Piano Instructor 2000 – present 

Collaborative Pianist 1998 – present 

Administrative

Tour Manager

National Youth Choir of Canada
2014 Maritime Tour – April 2014 – June 2014

Theatre

Musical and Stage Director

  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Indian River Festival, PEI (2011) – Director and Pianist
  • Twenty Somethings, The Guild, Charlottetown, PEI (2011) – Pianist
  • Songs for a New World, Indian River Festival, PEI (2010) – Director and Pianist
  • Evita, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI (2009) – Director