Carrie is the founder and artistic director of VYC. For the past 15 years, she has worked primarily with youth, developing leadership and artistry with young singers. Carrie’s choirs have been featured at Chorus America, Podium (Choral Canada), and ACDA National Conferences, and have twice been awarded first place in the National Choral Competition. During her time conducting the Coastal Sound Youth Choir, their popular Indiekör shows were recognized with Choral Canada’s National Award for Innovation.
Currently, on top of her work with VYC, Carrie is an Affiliate Conductor with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Canadian representative on the World Choral Council, and a frequent clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor across North America. 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. In a past life (before she had two small and very lovely children) Carrie also toured, performed and recorded with her husband Scott as a member of Vancouver-based indie pop group, The Salteens.
Assistant Conductor, VYC
Luke teaches choir and performing arts at Collingwood School in West Vancouver. A graduate of the UBC Music Education program, he directs several school choirs, and has taught at Mulgrave School and served as Assistant Conductor for the Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir and the 2019 BC Youth Choir. Luke has had the privilege of singing and conducting in cathedrals in Prague, London, and Dublin; in Carnegie Hall in New York, and J.S. Bach’s church in Leipzig, Germany. Luke sang with the Vancouver Youth Choir from 2016-2018 and has more recently Co-Conducted VYC Kids. He couldn’t be more excited to be taking on a new role in the VYC family, as conductor of VYC Junior and VYC Treble, as well as continuing his role as assistant conductor of the Vancouver Youth Choir.