Pianist, Aude Urbancic has a diploma in collaborative piano from the University of Montreal. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s Degree in music from Mount Alison University. She has attended several summer academies including the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy (2017) and Opera NUOVA (2018).
Aude has a particular passion for opera and was one of the rehearsal pianist for Opera Nuova’s Magic Flute, the pianist for Pellegrini Opera's Madam Butterfly, the pianist for SOPAC's the Telephone and the pianist for Pellegrini's Romeo et Juliette.
Based in Ottawa, Aude keeps busy with teaching, playing for students, giving recitals with vocalists, being the music director for Church of the Ascension and conducting the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir. She also works as a rehearsal pianist for National Arts Centre productions where she was involved with rehearsals for Sokolovic's Golden slumbers kiss your eyes (2017), Beethoven's 9th Symphony (2017) and Britten's War Requiem (2018).
Margaret Van Dyk has taught music in elementary schools and privately, having studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg.
Currently she enjoys her hobbies of choral music, quilting, and floral design and continues as church organist.
In 2008, Margaret became our Choir Director till 2018