Dr. Margot Rejskind, Founder and Artistic Director
An active conductor, performer, and teacher, Dr. Margot Rejskind has directed choirs and orchestras of all kinds, from beginner to professional, in both Canada and the United States. Known for her adventurous and eclectic programming, ensembles under her direction have been heard on CBC, NPR, and the BBC, and have been finalists and semi-finalists in a number of national and international competitions, where they have been praised for their musicality, artistry, and radiant sound.
Dr. Rejskind is in demand as a guest conductor and adjudicator, appearing at conferences, festivals, and workshops throughout North America. She is the founding artistic director of Luminos Ensemble, a PEI-based professional chamber choir and orchestra; artistic director of Forte Men's Choir, and music director of Island Choral Society; and also maintains a busy private voice and conducting studio. She serves on the executives of the PEI Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Choral Canada. Margot can also be heard as a regular music contributor on CBC PEI’s Mainstreet.
Margot is a native of Montreal, where she received formative conducting training under Iwan Edwards and Dr. John Baboukis at McGill University, and earned a degree in Voice Performance (Jazz) from Concordia University. She earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Conducting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying with Dr. Chester Alwes, and Donald Schleicher. Dr. Rejskind was Director of Choirs for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 2006 to 2013.