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ARTISTIC TEAM

Samantha Hayes

Naomi Masters

Youth Choir Conductor

Naomi holds a Bachelor of Music Education, with a vocal emphasis, and a Grade 8 piano RCM standing. She currently works as a long-term occasional music teacher at London Christian Elementary School and teaches private piano and voice lessons. From a young age she has had a deep passion for music, teaching, and children/youth. Over the years she have been involved in several different choirs, taken piano and voice lessons, and volunteered as a worship leader and youth group leader for her church. One of the things that she loves most about music is that it is a universal language; she believes that music can unite people in a way that nothing else can. She has truly enjoyed her time directing the youth choir thus far!

Artistic Director

Samantha Hayes received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from The University of Western Ontario. She was previously a member of the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers and currently sings with Choir Amica in London. Sammy is a choral enthusiast who has been singing in choirs since elementary school including the Amabile Youth Singers, and continues to pursue her passion for choral conducting. Sammy is an elementary school teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board and member of the Ontario College of Teachers. She currently teaches music at Westfield Public School in Tillsonburg and Tecumseh Public School in London. 

Janet Robb

Accompanist

Janet Robb began her accompanying career at the age of 10 when she was handed the music for her Junior Church Choir. This lead to playing for school choirs, and being drafted to play for fellow students in a wide variety of instrumental and vocal performance situations.  She received both solo Performer and Teacher’s A.R.C.T. Diplomas from the Royal conservatory of Music. Janet is in demand as an accompanist throughout south-western Ontario, working with singers, instrumentalists and choirs. She is actively involved with Music Festivals and other competitions, recitals, auditions, examinations, music theatre and various concert presentations. As well as her vocation, music is her passion, having been inspired by a wonderful teacher at an early age always reminding her that “When you sing or play something it must say something.”  Janet also maintains an active piano teaching studio from her home in Innerkip.