Lynn Anoush Isnar

 

Education:

 

Glenn Gould School: Artist Diploma Program  

- University of Toronto: Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Education 

- Royal Conservatory of Music: Grade 10 Voice, Grade 8 Piano, History I, II & III, Advanced Harmony, Analysis

- Teachers: Ruth Falcon, Mignon Dunn, Jean MacPhail, Joan Dornamann, Jennifer Tung, Rachel Andrist

Roles:

Valencienne, The Merry Widow, France Lehar, Opera York (2020)

Katya, Katya Kabanova, Leo Janacek, Opera in Concert (2019)

 

Lydia/VeronicaPerchance to Dream, Ivor Novello, Toronto Operetta Theatre (2019)

Adele, Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss, Berlin Opera Academy (2018)

Papagena, Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart, Toronto City Opera (2018)

Adele, Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss, Glenn Gould School (2018)

 

Nanine, The Widow, Calixa Lavallee, Toronto Operetta Theatre (2017)

 

SusannaThe Marriage of Figaro, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (2017)

Emma, Khovanshchina, Modest Mussorgsky, Opera in Concert (2017)  

 

LucindaLa Cecchina, Niccolo Piccinni, Glenn Gould School (2017)

 

CleopatraGiulio Cesare, George F. Handel, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (2016)

AnoushAnoush, Armen Tigranian, Hamazkayin Theatre (2009)

Mrs. CratchitA Dicken’s of a Christmas, Errol Gay, Canadian Children’s Opera Company (2009)

 

Masterclasses:

Michael McMahon

Nathalie Paulin

Barbara Hannigan

Marshall Pynkoski

Martin Katz

Liz Upchurch

Leon Major

Adrienne Pieczonka

Leon Major

Stuart Hamilton

Diane Loeb

Timothy Noble

Kevin Mallon

WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

 

Private Teaching, Conducting and Directing:

                                

Private Freelance Teacher (2012-present)

Self Employed

- Teaching students in North Toronto or Downtown Toronto

- Engaging students in learning music through methods that blend instruction with student autonomy

- Focusing on change, variety, and individual experimentation

- Teaching genres such as classical, pop, musical theatre, and Royal Conservatory Examinations

 

Music Itinerant Teacher with York Catholic District School Board (February-June 2020)

Charlene MacLean

- LTO position at Father Fredrick McGinn, Father Henri Nouwen, and Our Lady of Grace (Grades 3-8)

- Engaging students in learning music through methods that blend instruction with student autonomy

- Focusing on change, variety, and individual experimentation

Footprints Music and Learning Music School (2013-2016)

Alex Hobcraft

- Piano and Voice teacher

Toronto Sanskriti Sangstha (TSS) (May 2017)

- "a non profit organization established in 2004 with a mission to encourage second generation South Asian children and youth living in North America to appreciate and pursue Indian vocal and instrumental music, dance, drama and other artistic endeavours of the South Asian heritage." 

- Director and conductor of youth choir, providing songs and instrumental backing tracks 

 

OISE Practicum & Volunteer Experience:

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School (February-May 2016)

Linda Lee

- Practicum held in teaching Keyboard Skills, Choir, Voice, Strings and Band to Grade 10-12 students

- Engaging students in learning music through proper vocal and piano technique that meets the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music standards.

 

North Toronto Collegiate (November 2015)

Natalie Bacchus

- Practicum held in teaching French to Grade 9, 10 and 12 students

- Engaging students in learning music through methods that blend instruction with student autonomy

 

McKee Public School (Fall 2013)

Sue Jung

- Observing and assisting Miss Jung with her first graders for about 12 hours on a span of over two months in subjects ranging from English, Math, and Music.

- First hand experience in working with ELL students with Miss Sato with students from grades 1-3.

- Teaching two micro lessons to the first grade class.

                                                                                                 

Teacher Assistant & Counsellor:

                                                                                                     

Holy Trinity Armenian Church Youth Choir (2009-2013)

Meline Afyan

- Experience in teaching music with piano accompaniment and technique 

- Acquiring important experience in methods of music instruction

 

Canadian Opera Company Summer Camp(Summer 2011)

Carly Anderson

- Exposed to behind the scenes in the making of opera productions

- Taught children ages 7-12 staging and music from the operas Hansel and Gretel, and Semele

A.R.S. Armenian Private School (2009-2011)

Sona Hovsepyan    

-  Developed skills in classroom management as teacher assistant

- Developed interesting and fun activities to promote music education at school

- Experience in teaching music, music history, theory, and technique

- Acquiring important experience in methods of music instruction

ATTENDED PROGRAMS & CONTINUOUS LEARNING:

 

Vocal Training Programs:

Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (Summer 2015, 2016, 2019)

- Worked with world renowned vocal teachers and coaches including: Joan Dornamann, Ruth Falcon, Mignon Dunn, Laura Brooks Rice, David Rosenmeyer, Rainer Armbrust and Hemdi Kfir

- Performed in Opera Gala Night at the University of Montreal’s Claude Champagne Hall

Berlin Opera Academy (Summer 2018)

- Performed in fully staged opera and opera gala in Berlin 

- Attended masterclasses, studied with vocal teachers and coaches from the U.S. and Europe

- Preparation training for auditions and roles 

- Developed further professionalism through rehearsals, lessons and performance

 

International Vocal Arts Institute (Summer 2018)

- Received full scholarship to study at the Mannes School of Music in New York City with world renowned vocal teachers and coaches including: Joan Dornamann, Ruth Falcon, Mignon Dunn, Laura Brooks Rice, David Rosenmeyer, Rainer Armbrust and Hemdi Kfir

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (Summer 2016)

- Performing the lead role of Suzanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (2017)

- Performing the lead role of Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare (2016)

 

SongFest Music Program (June 2012)

- Opportunity in working and attending master classes with Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, Matthew Morris, Audrey Luna, Amy Burton, and D’Anna Fortunato.

 

French Language Learning Programs:

Alliance Française (Summer 2014)

- Student in Lyon, France for two months to strengthen French knowledge, grammar, speech and skills

 

My Explorer(Summer 2012)

- Student in Laval, Quebec for five weeks to strengthen French knowledge, grammar, speech and skills

 

Choral Experience:

MacMillan Choir (2013-2015)

- Conducted by Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt at the University of Toronto

- Over 20 choral performances over the span of two years

 

Holy Trinity Armenian Church Youth Choir (2006-2013)

- Participation in numerous performances during church service and cultural events

Women’s Chamber Choir (2011-2013)

- Conducted by Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt at the University of Toronto

 

Orpheus Choir (2012-2013)

- Elite choir of Toronto conducted by artistic director Robert Cooper

 

Young Artists Performance Academy (2010-2011)

- Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music

- Developed ear training, IPA, performance, and acting skills at the facility through training and application

 

Canadian Children’s Opera Company (2002-2011)

- Dedicated chorister and participant in opera productions for 9 years with artistic director Ann Cooper Gay and Errol Gay

- Lead performer in productions for 2 years

 

 

Performance Experience:

 

Highlights:

2019:

- Role of Katia in Katia Kabanova by Leo Janacek (December 2019)

- Soloist in Komitas: A Canadian Tribute (October 2019) 

- Soloist Arts and Letters Club tribute to Schubert (October 2019)

- Soloist at Holy Trinity Armenian Church Event with Barev organization (June 2019) 

- Debut with York Symphony Orchestra (May 2019) 

- Soloist at VIP event hosted by Andy Curnew and Jeremy Bieber (May 2019) 

- Solo debut in Montreal at the Bolsahay Centre (March 2019) 

- A Perchance to Dream, Toronto Operetta Theatre (March 2019) 

- MYOpera Performance Intensive (February 2019) 

2018:

- Soloist at German Club (November 2018)

- Out of Character, A Latin American Fest! Soloist with the Toronto Operetta Theatre (November 2018)

- Recital at the Arts and Letters Club (October 2018)

- Out of Character Latin Concert with the Toronto Operetta Theatre (November 2018)

- Role of Adele in Die Fledermaus by Strauss in Berlin (July 2018)

- Recital at the Glenn Gould School, Mazzoleni Hall (April 2018)

- Role of Papagena in Magic Flute by Mozart (March 2018)

- Role of Adele in Die Fledermaus by Strauss (March 2018)

- Masterclass with Michael McMahon (January 2018)

- Masterclass with Nathalie Paulin (January 2018)

2017:

- Soloist at the Toronto Christmas Market (November 2017)

- Role of Nanine in The Widow by Lavalee with Toronto Operetta Theatre (November 2017)

- Masterclass with Martin Katz (December 2017)

- Masterclass with Marshall Pynkoski (November 2017)

- Masterclass with Barbara Hannigan (November 2017)

- Masterclass with Adrienne Pieczonka (October 2017)

- Role of Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (August 2017)

- Singing for the Armenian Ambassador of Canada (May 2017)

- CAAPA soloist in concert at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church (May 2017)

- Solo Recital in Mazzoleni Hall (April 2017)

- Role of Emma in Modest Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina with Opera in Concert (March 2017)

- Role of La Marchesa in Piccinni's La Cecchina with the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory (March 2017)

- Performer in Glenn Gould School Vocal Showcase, in Mazzoleni Hall (February 2017)

- Soloist at Hrant Dink commemoration with guest speaker Cem Ozdemir (January 2017)

2016:

- Lead role of Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (August 2016)

 

2015:

- Soloist at the Himnatram fundraising event (October 2015)

- Soloist in Komitas Concert through CAAPA organiziation. (June 2015)

- Premiered role of Soul in Sacred Mass for Pentacost by Stuart Beaudoin’s mass called Divine Fire. (May 2015)

- Solo Graduation Recital at Heliconian Hall (May 2015)

- Recital at St. Andrew’s United Church with fellow university colleagues (April 2015)

- Soloist in a Piano Vocal Concert at the University of Toronto held by Professor Mia Bach (February 2015)

- Soloist in Hrant Dink/Charles Hebdo memorial, recorded and aired by CP24 and CITYTV (January 2015)

- Soloist in concert with Horovel Armenian Ensemble, Canar Chamber Orchestra, and Sassoun Dance Ensemble for the Armenian Genocide’s 100th Anniversary at the Markham Theatre (January 2015)

 

2014:

- Premiered two songs by Stuart Beaudoin at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music (December 2014)

- Soloist in Tango Event through CAAPA with members of Payadora Tango Ensemble (November 2014)

- Soloist in Armenian Independence Day event at Hamazkayin Theatre (September 2014)

- Soloist in Candlelight Vigil at Queen’s Park (April 2014)

- Recital in the University of Toronto’s Father Madden Hall with fellow colleagues (March 2014)

- Soloist in Hrant Dink commemoration with guest speak Hasan Gemal (January 2014)

 

2013:

- Soloist in cultural event concert at the Hamazkayin Theatre (December 2013)

- Soloist in concert devoted to St. Vartan Armenian Church of Mississauga (November 2013)

- Soloist in World Teachers Event by the Armenian Teachers Association (October 2013)

- Soloist in Armenian Independence Day at the Hamazkayin Theatre (September 2013)

- Soloist in Hrant Dink commemoration at the Armenian Youth Centre (January 2013)

- Soloist in Mkhitarian Alumni Association at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church (May 2013)

- Soloist in Psalm Sunday at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church (April 2013)

 

2012:

- Soloist in Rising Start concert devoted to St. Vartan Armenian Church of Mississauga (November 2012)

- Soloist in Armenian Canadian Medical Association of Toronto Fundraiser (October 2012)

- Soloist in evening to honour Reverend Father Zareh Zargarian for his 20th celebration at Holy Trinity Armenian Church  (September 2012)

- Soloist in Armenian Children’s Milk Fund fundraiser (August 2012)

- Soloist in Mother’s Day event accompanied by Yeraz Choir (May 2012)

 

2011:

- Soloist in concert at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church (November 2011)

- Soloist in Himnatram event commemorated to guest artist Atom Egoyan (June 2011)

- Soloist in Dikranagerd Fundraiser (May 2011)

- Soloist for cultural event commemorating Vartan Mamigonian at the Hoy Trinity Armenian Church (March 2011)

- Lead Performer as Mrs. Varoujan in the Hamazkayin play: “Taniel Varoujan” (Spring 2011)

- Soloist in Himnatram concert (October 2011)

 

2010:

- Soloist in Christmas Concert at St. Mary Armenian Church (December 2010)

- Soloist in an evening to honour His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate of the Armenian Church Canadian Diocese (October 2010)

- Lead Performer as Anoush in play: “Ays Inch Orerou Hasank” (Spring 2010)

- Lead Role of Carmen in the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s production: “Carmen with a Twist” (Spring 2010)

- Soloist in event commemorating Vartan Mamigonian at the Armenian Evangelical Church of Toronto (Spring 2010)

- Lead Role of Ms. Cratchit in the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s opera: “A Dickens of a Christmas” (Winter 2010)

- Soloist in a fundraising concert for Haiit Relief (February 2010)

 

2009:

- Soloist in event by the Bolsahay Cultural Association honouring poet Silva Gaboudigian (November 2009)

- Lead Performer as the Mysterious Singer in the Hamazkayin ballet production: “Snow White” (Fall 2009)

 

Awards Received:

 

- Recipient of the Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship at the Glenn Gould School (2017)

- Recipient of the Earlaine Collins Scholarship at the Glenn Gould School (2016)

- Third place at the Canadian Music Competition National Finals (June 2015)

- Volunteer Service Awards 2010, by The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

- Davenport Music Festival Awarded First place 2009

- NCYO Music Festival Awarded First Place 2009

- The Royal Conservatory School Competitive Class#: 700Vo First Place 2009

- Derek Holman Award in 2008-2009 Season by CCOC

 

 

Languages:

 

- Trilingual in English, French and Armenian

 

 

Transferable/Interpersonal skills:

 

- Possessing excellent performance experience and social skills

- Has maturity and responsibility required to work with others in an organized and systematic environment

 

 

~ References Are Available Upon Request ~