Faculty Biographies

Monik Nordine, Saxophone/Clarinet

As one of BC’s top soprano and alto jazz saxophonists, Monik Nordine has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone. She has received several prestigious arts awards and performed on the JUNO-nominated Cruel Yet Fair, with the Hard Rubber Orchestra.Monik has shared the stage with award-winning musicians Hugh Fraser, Campbell Ryga, Michael Buble, […]

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Annabelle Stanley , Harp

Annabelle Stanley is the Principal Harpist of the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria. She is also the Harp Instructor at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and UVIC.

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Jonathan Eng, Percussion

Jonathan Eng studied at University of Victoria, Humber College and the Banff Centre for the Arts. His versatility as a percussionist is shown through a wide range of work in multiple symphonies to musical theater orchestras. Other musical specialties include performing in big bands, rudimental drumming, and working with fife and drum groups. He is […]

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Karen Hough, French Horn

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Karen studied French Horn with Richard Ely at the University of Victoria where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. She then spent a year in the Orchestral Training Program at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She went on to Yale University where she received her Master of Music […]

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Erin Cunes, Singing and Vocal Training

Mezzo Soprano, Erin Cunes is a gifted singer and a compelling actress. Her lustrous vocals, artistry and style have garnered praise on both the operatic and concert stage. Erin has performed with major opera companies across the country and has been a guest artist with Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony. A native of […]

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Kristine Beny, Piano

Kristine started her piano career at the age of six, continuing through high school, and then attended the University of Calgary under Dr. Boris Roubakine.  Transferred to the UVic studying with Dr. Robin Wood, where she received her performance degree. Presently, Kristine is a Keyboard Faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and is […]

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Joyce Menting Ellwood, Cello

Joyce Ellwood is a member of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and as a chamber musician with a variety of chamber organizations on the Island. Her studies included conservatory study and master classes with several of the most celebrated cellists and teachers.

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Guyonne Le Louarn, Violin and Viola

      Guyonne Le Louarn is the assistant principal viola with the Vancouver Island Symphony and is  on faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Guyonne also teaches at Shawnigan Lake School and is the coordinator of the Independent Music Program at St.Margaret’s School.     Guyonne holds an AVCM from the Conservatory of Music (Victoria) in […]

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Joanne Allers, Trumpet

Joanne Allers, B.Ed, M.Mus. has been an advocate of music performance and education for trumpet students since learning to play trumpet in Grade 7 Band, in Alberta. A graduate of the U of A with a B.Ed., she also attended classes at Northwestern University and completed a Master of Music degree at Northern Illinois University. While […]

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Marsha Elliott, Flute

      Canadian flutist Marsha Elliott is an acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and educator. As a performer Marsha has toured throughout Canada and the US and has been seen and heard on national television and radio. Marsha holds a B.Mus. in Performance from the University of Toronto and a M.Mus. in Performance from the […]

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