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Lillian Slanina completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of British Columbia, where she studied Classical voice and harp.  She then studied vocal performance at the Vancouver City College with Dr. Jacob Hamm.  A year later, she moved to Victoria and earned her AVCM from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, studying with the esteemed vocal pedagogue, Selena James.  She went on to teach voice and music lessons for many years at both the Victoria Conservatory of Music and  the Whistling Gypsy Community Music School. Her beautiful Celtic Harp was custom made for her by the internationally renowned harp maker, Lawrie Niesh of Salt Spring Island, after a harrowing chase down country roads to track him down!

 Lisa Szeker-Madden completed her undergraduate degree in music at the University of Western Ontario, where she majored in musicology. She  studied recorder with Dr. Richard Semmens, and clarinet with Prof. Robert Sheffield and Prof. Jerry Summers. She completed her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in musicology at The University of Victoria working under the supervision of Dr. Erich Schwandt, studying recorder with Prof. Lanny Pollet, Elizabeth Hamel in Vancouver, and performing regularly with early music ensembles at the University. 

     She currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, where she performs recorder with Melos Early Music Choir and Chamber Orchestra, St. Andrew's Baroque Ensemble, and Quinte Consort.   Dr. Szeker-Madden is a composer and a member of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada).  She also taught music courses with The Department of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria,  and The Victoria Conservatory of Music for many years.  She now has a robust private studio in Kingston, Ontario.


Lillian and Lisa in Renaissance Costumes

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