Virtual Take 5 Camp Coaches
Morgan Strickland, Voice & Acting
Morgan is the co-founder and artistic director of SOPAC Ottawa. She is a professional classical soprano who has devoted much of her professional practice to performance education and pedagogy. Specializing in both Classical and Musical Theatre styles, Morgan's holistic approach to singing ensures students of all ages learn the ins and outs of healthy singing production while having fun. In addition to maintaining a full-time teaching studio, Morgan is an associate voice instructor for Carleton University (Ottawa, ON). For more info about Morgan, please see ABOUT US!
Dian Wilkie, Collaborative Pianist
Originally from Deep River, Dian holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto (OISE). After receiving her teaching degree from OISE, Dian worked in Toronto for several years teaching music and accompanying various choirs and soloists around the GTA. Dian was the pianist for Jesus Chris Super Star and her favourite Musical Theatre show is Rent! Since moving to Ottawa in 2014, Dian has established a busy piano studio, accompanies choirs and accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists. Dian and her Cellist husband, Brandon, are the musicians behind the well-known duo LuxDuo.
Rent - Jesus Christ Super Star
Grace Pezoulas, Jr. Counsellor
A native of Ottawa, Grace is an all-around Arts athlete! Currently in grade 11 at Arts Canterbury High School in the Vocal program, Grace spends most of her spare time involved in some aspect of singing, playing piano and guitar and drawing. Grace is a singer songwriter who loves collaborating with people who love the arts as much as she does! Grace studies both classical and musical theatre voice and she especially loves theatre! She attended SOPAC's Summer camps for 3 years as a younger performer and is looking forward to mentoring young people this year with SOPAC as a Jr. Counsellor!
Grace is the 2021 Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival Intermediate Musical Theatre winner and recipient of the Company of Musical Theatre Jr Trophy!