Director, Margaret Stubington

Marg Stubington began her duties as Music Director of the Canadian Centennial Choir at the start of the 2009-10 season. Marg is also the music director at First United Church, Ottawa.

A native of Montreal, Marg received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (1984) where she studied piano performance with Tom Plaunt, choral arranging with Donald Patriquin, song interpretation with Jan Simons, and conducting. She held several church positions in Montreal as organist and choir director, taught piano, worked as an accompanist, led a 100-voice children’s school choir, and taught music theory and choir at the Suzuki Summer Institute.

In 1995 Marg founded Vox Femina, a 40-voice women’s choir. She has been the Artistic Director of Tone Cluster Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus, and an instructor of music history and choir at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Marg was Music Director at Glebe-St. James United Church from 2001-2007.

In Vancouver (2005), Marg was one of six guest conductors with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under director Jon Washburn. She conducted the Festival Women’s Chorus at the GALA Chorus Festival in Montreal (2004), Vancouver (2006) and Winnipeg (2010). In January 2008 she was Assistant Conductor for The Ewashko Singers for the NACO Pops concert A Cole Porter Valentine.

Marg developed the KidSingers program, now a thriving children’s choir which is part of the Leading Note Foundation’s OrKidstra program. She was Director from June 2007 to May 2010. Aside from her regular conducting duties, Marg is a busy piano teacher, composer and arranger.