Grant Wutzke

Grant Wutzke, tenor

Grant Wutzke was born and raised in Surrey, BC, where he began to study piano and organ. He also began singing in school and church choirs and was a member of the Amadeus Children’s Choir for five years under the direction of Irene Schmor. Grant started his post-secondary music training at Douglas College, studying voice, pipe organ and harpsichord before taking time off to travel with The Continental Singers based in Ventura, California. With The Continentals, Grant was given the opportunity to travel to 21 different countries while performing as a vocalist and pianist. He eventually was part of three studio recordings and became a musical director with The Continentals for choral and instrumental touring groups.

In 1998 Grant returned to school attending Biola University in La Mirada, California. While at Biola, Grant studied vocal performance with Dr. William Lock and Dr. Jeanne Robison, was tenor section leader in the Biola Chorale as well as being an accompanist for other voice majors and the Women’s Chorale. As a first-year student he was selected to sing with The King’s Men, a six-member male a cappella group patterned after The King’s Singers, performing a variety of repertoire from 16th-century motets to contemporary music. Grant also took part in the school’s Opera Theater productions, performing scenes from Madama Butterfly and La Bohème as well as the roles of Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Tamino in The Magic Flute.

Since returning to Canada in 2004, Grant has been teaching voice, piano and music theory at his home studio in Langley as well as with Carillon Music in Surrey and Burnaby. After a few years of teaching full time, the desire to have an outlet for some sort of music expression led him to audition for the choir in May of 2008. He joined the tenor section in October of 2008.