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 & VYC Voices