Michelle Rees (Music Director) is currently the Learning Coordinator for Arts for the Thames Valley District School Board. She has been a Music Specialist for the past 15 years. Miss Rees is also an instructor and course writer for the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. She has served as a clinician for the Ontario Music Educators’ Association and has served as a faculty member for the Secondary Arts program at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre. Miss Rees was a recipient of the 2006/07 Award of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching. She received her Honours Music Specialist from Queen’s University, her B. Ed. from The University of Western Ontario, and a B. Mus. from McMaster University. In addition, she has many years of choral experience as a former member of London Pro Musica and the Amabile Youth Singers.
David Beaudoin (Accompanist) currently teaches instrumental music at Glencoe District High School and West Elgin Secondary School. His career as an accompanist began at an early age, accompanying school musicals, festival soloists and various choirs. While completing his Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto, he continued to accompany recitals and performance exams. David’s pit band experiences in productions of Cats and Urinetown have helped him to survive the ACC’s insatiable desire to perform musical theatre arrangements. And he finds that Monday night rehearsals are an energizing way to start the week!