MARK SIRETT (b 1952 )
The founding director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston Mark Sirett graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, before going on to earn both master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has been on faculty at the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University. He established the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston in 1996, and under his direction they have won numerous awards and distinctions at regional, national and international choral competitions. He acts frequently as a choral clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. His many choral compositions, sacred and secular, are often performed across Canada, and he has been commissioned by the likes of the National Youth Choir of Canada, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Elora Festival Singers.