Kathleen Allan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional Baroque choir, and Visiting Professor of Choral Music at Western University. Originally from St. John’s, NL, Ms. Allan is in high demand as a conductor, composer and clinician and is equally comfortable working in early, contemporary, and symphonic repertoire. Until 2019, Ms. Allan served as the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She was the 2016 recipient of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Prize and in 2015, conducted Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Japan. She is a founding co-Artistic Director of vocal-instrumental chamber ensemble, Arkora. Her compositions have been commissioned, performed and recorded by ensembles throughout the Americas and Europe and have been featured at two World Symposiums on Choral Music. She holds a composition degree from UBC and a master’s degree in conducting from Yale University.