Founder & Artistic Director
Currently, on top of her work with VYC, Carrie is an Affiliate Conductor with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and a frequent clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor across North America and around the world. Carrie is the editor and curator for two choral series: the Vancouver Youth Choir Choral Series (Cypress Publishing), which promotes diverse Canadian voices on the international stage; and the brand-new Carrie Tennant Choral Series (Hal Leonard), which features much of the music Carrie and her choirs have performed and loved. Carrie is proud to be the recipient of the 2023 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture. In a past life (before she had two small and very lovely children) Carrie also toured, performed and recorded with her husband as a member of Vancouver-based indie pop group, The Salteens.
VYC TREBLE & VYC JUNIOR CONDUCTOR
VANCOUVER YOUTH CHOIR ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
VYC VOICES ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
VYC KIDS CONDUCTOR
Michelle began her career as a choral director in 2008, in Halifax, NS. Born and raised in Stephenville, NL, she has taught coast to coast, in the NWT, the USA, England, and France. With a passion for singing, languages and culture, her studies in piano were quick to expand into choral accompaniment and conducting. A graduate of Mount Allison and Memorial University, Michelle also completed a Masters of Music at Westminster Choir College. Since her arrival in BC in 2016, she has been developing a Kodály-based curriculum for students aged 4-18, integrating the method along with the Orff Approach as a certified Kodály and Orff Schulwerk teacher.