Kathy Haddadkar (Abbotsford, BC)

Kathy Haddadkar is in her final year of a double performance major degree in piano and voice at Trinity Western University; a student of Dr. Betty Suderman and Christy Derksen. A past member of the National Youth Choir of Canada, she actively lends her talents to choral communities in the Lower Mainland and beyond. This past summer, she had the privilege of working with Calgary’s professional chamber choir Luminous Voices in an intensive conducting workshop under the guidance of Dr. Timothy Shantz. She is pleased to serve as the Assistant Conductor of the Valley Festival Singers while continuing her position as the Director of Music at Peace Lutheran Church and teaching at her private music studio. A member of the TWU Chamber Choir and Chamber Singers, Ms. Haddadkar has been a featured soloist in works by Britten and Vaughan Williams as well as in upcoming performances of Copland’s In the Beginning. She plans to pursue graduate studies in choral conducting.