Executive/Comité Exécutif

President /Présidente : Aurélie Thériault Brillon


Aurélie entered the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Ottawa at the age of 16, first under the direction of David Stewart and since 2013, under the supervision of Yehonatan Berick. She is now in her second year of her master’s degree in performance at the University of Ottawa.

Aurélie participe régulièrement à des classes de maître et durant l’été à des instituts de musique qui l’ont amenée à voyager au Québec (Domaine Forget, Orford et Montréal), en Ontario, en France, aux États-Unis, au Portugal, en Italie et en Corée du Sud. Depuis six ans, elle gagne une expérience d’orchestre importante en jouant au sein de l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Ottawa et avec l’Orchestre de l’Université d’Ottawa, sous la direction d’Alain Trudel. Elle a aussi fait partie des éditions 2014 et 2016 de l’Orchestre national des jeunes du Canada, ainsi que de l’édition 2016 de l’orchestre de l’Académie Orford.

In addition to her activities as musician, Aurélie participates in volunteer activities in the community and at the School of Music of the University: she has been part of the music students associations during the past three years. She won several awards over the years, making the Dean’s Honour List of the Faculty of Arts and receiving the Governor General’s Academic Medal and the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit.

VP Academic – Performance/VP Académique – Interprétation (M.Mus): Emili Losier

Emili Losier began singing as a child with the Royal Conservatory of Music and after performing her first role as Hodel, in The Fiddler on the Roof with the Chilliwack Performing Arts Society, she knew she wanted to be trained as an opera singer. She debuted at the Savlonlinna Opera Festival in 2012 as the Nun (La Fenice/Hakola), and has also performed many roles including: Pamina (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart), Musetta (La Boheme/Puccini) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro/Mozart). Ms. Losier, also having been trained in music and media management is very active in organizing events and is very excited to be working as the VP of performance with the Grad Association this year.

VP Academic – Music Research and Representative to GSAED/VP Académique – Recherche musicale (M.A.) et Représentante à la GSAÈD: Sylvain Margot

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Étudiant en première année de maîtrise en théorie musicale, Sylvain porte ses recherches sur la sémiologie musicale et la musique du Moyen-Âge. Il a publié plusieurs articles en France et au Canada, et donné quelques conférences à Ottawa et à Toronto. He worked with several schools and cultural organizations of the National Capital Region, and he acquired an extensive experience as a teacher, communications officer, and administrator. His interpersonal skills and his team management experience are ideally suited for organizing concerts or conferences, as well as facilitating dialogue between students and faculty.

VP Communications: Lindsey Herle

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Lindsey Herle is completing her Master of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Ottawa.  She completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University of Victoria and proceeded to Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary to study in the Advanced Performance Program.  While in Calgary, Lindsey was one of founders and main directors of the student organisation, the Conservatory Ambassadors.  The goal of the Ambassadors was to encourage Conservatory students to have a presence in the community, by organising concerts at schools and nursing homes.

VP Social: Alyssa Stevenson

Alyssa Stevenson is a second year MMus at the University of Ottawa in violin performance. She has a BMus performance and an MA in music theory from Western University. In addition to her work as a theorist and performer, Alyssa has also been involved in arts administration; while in London, ON, Alyssa worked for Orchestra London and as the assistant to the admissions officer at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. As an undergraduate student, Alyssa completed one term as the co-editor for Western’s Undergraduate music journal, Nota Bene. Alyssa is also passionate about education and has a specialized focus in working with at-risk youth both as a music educator and as a program coordinator for the London Community Chaplaincy.

VP Finance/VP Finances: Felicia Persaud

Felicia is in the second year of her MA in music theory. She is researching the interaction between computers, mathematics, and music analysis. Elle a aussi complété son B. Mus a l’Université d’Ottawa. De plus, elle a particitpé a plusieurs activités dans les cinq dernières années. She has been involved with Music Education in Ottawa for the last 10 years, primarily through the Ottawa New Horizons Band program. She is very excited to plan various scales of activities for the Grad students in Music and has experience with event planning through music education organizations.

représentant des étudiants diplômés de première année/ 1st year Grad Student Rep: Hyung Song

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Hyung Song is a first-year Master’s student in vocal performance.  He has particular interest in romantic opera and German lieder and is currently studying with Professor Sandra Graham.  In addition to university ensembles, such as Calixa Lavallée and Opera Productions, he has also performed with the Ewashko Singers, as part of the Opera Lyra chorus, and as a soloist with the Kanata Choral Society and Seventeen Voyces.  He is currently the bass soloist at St. Andrew’s Church.  With an extensive theatre background, Hyung has also been involved behind the scenes with Opera Productions as a Production Manager and Lighting Designer.

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