Ian Juby has been chorus master for Kingston Choral Society for over 15 years. He began singing lessons with Marie Moir at an early age, continuing until after he graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Ian studied as a voice major at Western University in London, Ontario. While at Western Ian was a member of the Faculty of Music Singers and the newly formed Opera Workshop. He studied conducting with Lanse MacDowell, Deral Johnston, Gerry Summers, Wayne Strongman and Wayne Riddell; and with Joseph Flummerfelt at the renowned Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
Ian Juby retired recently following a 30-year career teaching music and grooming award-winning choirs, bands and musicals in high schools from Picton to Kingston. He is music director for the annual Kinsmen musical at the Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario and conductor for the Kingston Capital Men's Chorus. Ian is director for the Limestone Chorale and marks his second year as a conductor with the North Lakeshore Chorus, Canada. He also maintains an active voice studio in Kingston.
Clare Miller is established internationally, as a steadfast sensitive collaborative artist. She appreciates diverse global relationships, including a four-hand duo with Valery Lloyd-Watts, chamber music within Kingston Symphony and Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University, and collaborations with numerous choirs, music theatre groups and opera companies.
Clare studied and collaborated in the UK with Bath International Music Festival, Bristol Opera Company and Peter Gabriel. Now based in Kingston, Canada, she has enjoyed partnerships with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Westben Arts Festival, and currently with Cantabile Choirs, Dan School of Drama and Music, Kingston Chamber Choir, Kingston Choral Society, Queen’s Community Music, and Kingston Symphony.
Equally at home with instrumental and vocal repertoire, Clare has appeared with Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (London, ON), Tapestry Opera (Toronto, ON), Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) and World Trumpet Society (Kingston, ON). Embracing solo and concerto opportunities at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and with Keele Philharmonic, Bath Philharmonia, Quinte Symphony and Orchestra Kingston, she also fosters specialization in early music and keyboard instruments.
Clare balances her pianistic career with an active teaching studio, artistic administration at Dan School of Drama and Music and the Ballytobin Foundation, and a robust family life in Ontario.
Kingston Choral Society
Executive Committee 2017-2018
Ross Cameron, Past President
Steve Hunt, Vice-President
John Schlueter, Treasurer
Debra Belsey, Secretary
Susan Orgill, Librarian
Stephen Bonnycastle, Membership & Recruitment Coordinator
Bethmarie Michalska, Director
Frank Poce, Director
Steve Hunt, Director