2019-2020 Season Singers
Georgia Edwards, soprano
Born in England and raised in Switzerland, Georgia moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family in November 2008. Having been an active singer her whole youth, Georgia’s musical growth truly began when she was handed a flute in her very first band class. In the following years, she began to take voice lessons in a local Performing Arts School and sing in local and school choirs, which included the Cantatrice Girls Honour Choir and the Xara Youth Ensemble. Georgia went on to study Music Therapy and Voice at Acadia University, studying under Paula Rockwell, Dr. Christianne Rushton, and Jason Davis. During her time at Acadia, Georgia continued to be an active chorister, singing with Xara Choral Theatre (and is a featured soloist on their latest album Here on These Branches), the Acadia Chorus, the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and at the Wolfville Baptist Church. Currently, Georgia works as a Music Therapist, a Private Music Teacher, and a Kindermusik educator. While she loves sharing the joy of music with others, she is thrilled to sing with the Luminos Ensemble to fulfill her own musical needs and further her musicianship as a singer.
Allison Kelly, soprano
A graduate of the UPEI Music Department, Allison Kelly is continually searching for opportunities to grow as a musician and performing artist. She is a choral scholar with Trinity United Church, a member of the award-winning Sirens (www.sirenschoir.com), a ukulele-enthusiast and closet trombonist. Her passion for collaborating with other musicians is just one of the reasons why she is excited to join the ranks of Luminos Ensemble!
Mariko Osa, soprano
Mariko is honored to be part of Luminos Ensemble. Originally from Japan, Mariko first came to the Island in 2012 to
learn English at Study Abroad. She then returned in 2015 to begin her Theatre Performance study at Holland College School of Performing Arts. Prior to SOPA, Mariko began her training with 8 years of piano lessons as well as several years of voice lessons. Other Education includes University Saint Anne Beginner French Courses as well as Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 in Voice and currently studying to complete her grade 10. She also has training in Musical Theatre and Opera as a Soprano singer. Recent experience includes singing in the Confederation Centre Choir as well as Trinity United Church Choir and Soloist. In 2018, she sang in Indian River Festival, and the Messiah Concert at the Confederation Centre. In 2017, she performed in her own Opera Recital “A Night at the Opera”. She would like to thank all her Voice instructors over the years as well as her new Luminos Ensemble family.
Annette Campbell, alto
Annette Campbell is a mezzo-soprano from Charlottetown, PEI. She has a Bachelor of Music degree (University of Prince Edward Island), a Master of Arts in musicology (McGill University) and a Diploma in Public Relations (University of Victoria). She has sung with a variety of different groups including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Orpheus Singers, the St. Lawrence Choir, the Bella Voce quartet, the Maplewood Singers, and the funk band Mystery Snail. She has appeared onstage and served as music director and/or vocal coach in various children’s theatre shows and local theatre productions. Annette taught music privately for many years and has lectured sessionally at McGill and UPEI. She has also worked in arts administration, most notably with the Canada Council for the Arts. Annette is a founding member of the PEI women's choral ensemble Sirens.
Maria Campbell, alto
Maria Campbell is a contemporary artist. She was voted Fusion Charlottetown's 2017 "Influencer of the Year." She is a voice, performance and visual artist. She has been praised for her "gorgeous soprano (voice), compelling stage presence and detailed dramatic skills..."[localxpress.ca, 2017] in Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart at Neptune Theatre. Other theatre credits include Robyn Hood: This Tale's Even Fairlier [Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA)], Aladdin: Another Fairly Tall Tale (CCOA), Harvest Moon Rising (The Guild), Anne and Gilbert (Harbourfront Theatre/Victoria Playhouse), Abegweit: Soul of the Island (CCOA) Maria graduated with a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Auckland where she was awarded First Class Honours and performed the role of Nancy in the UoA/Opera Factory production of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. Maria has attended both the Accademia Europea Dell'Opera in Lucca, Italy, and the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy, and she hold an Artist Diploma from Western University in Ontario. Maria also sings soul and folk styles, and lays it down with Motown band, The Motones.
Melissa Lewis, alto
Hannah O'Donnell, alto
Marlee Saulnier, alto
Saxophonist, vocalist and pianist Marlee Saulnier holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. Hailing from Stellarton, Nova Scotia, she has been calling Charlottetown home for the last five years. Marlee has had the opportunity to perform with numerous musical groups throughout Ontario, Atlantic Canada and Mexico, including Hilario Duran’s Humber Latin Jazz Ensemble, Paper Lions, The Count and the Cuban Cocktail, the world music group I and the Village, and Island Jazz's resident latin group "Amoritmo". You can currently find Marlee singing in the Charlottetown-based women’s choir Sirens, performing as a sidewoman for various Island artists, and serving as the Executive Director of the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
Justin Amador, tenor
A recent graduate of UPEI in the Bachelor of Music program, majoring in horn, Justin is currently active as a hornist, trumpeter, and tenor. Justin was born in the Philippines and raised in Charlottetown, and quickly became immersed in the music culture of the island. Since graduating from Colonel Gray, he has performed with a number of island ensembles including the UPEI Wind Symphony and the UPEI Jazz Ensemble, the PEI Symphony Orchestra, the Confederation Brass, the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble, the UPEI Brass Quintet, and the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra. He also sings regularly with the UPEI Concert Choir and the UPEI Chamber Singers. In 2016, Justin competed in the National Music Festival of Canada, and went on to represent PEI at the National competition, and perform at the Indian River Music Festival.
Following his studies at UPEI under Dr. Gregory Irvine, Justin hopes to continue his education and pursue a career in music performance, exploring opportunities as a soloist, ensemble player, and singer.
Jordan MacLean, tenor
Troy Martin, tenor
Troy Martin is a Clarinetist and Tenor from Montague, Prince Edward Island. Troy has performed with various orchestras and choirs including the UPEI Wind Symphony, the PEI Symphony Orchestra, Strathgarney Chamber Orchestra, UPEI Concert Choir, and presently serves as Assistant Director with the UPEI Chamber Singers. He has represented Prince Edward Island in the National Youth Band, National Youth Choir and National Music festivals and has received a number of awards such as UPEI Musical Excellence Award, the Suzanne Brenton Award and a number of awards from the Southern Kings Art Council for his music making.
Daniel Aitken, bass
John Mitchell, bass
In addition to joining the Confederation Singers in Charlottetown these last two seasons, John has sung for many years with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Chorus and with Opera Roanoke Chorus in Virginia. He studied Music at Virgina Tech and pursued post-graduate music studies (Piano and Theory) at Hollins University. He resides in Cumberland, PE with his spouse, Alto Martha Robinson.
Gaige Waugh, bass
Gaige Waugh is completing his final year in the Bachelor of Music program at UPEI, where he is studying voice under the direction of Stephen Bouey. With years of experience with different choirs and quartets around the Maritimes, Gaige is a member of several choral groups in Charlottetown, including Forte Men’s Choir, as well as serving as a choral scholar for the Kirk of St.James. Gaige has a passion for the fire found in performance and the experience of music making with talented musicians, and is excited to deliver a powerful performance with his fellow musicians in Luminos Ensemble.