B. Mus. in Flute Performance (U. of Lethbridge), M. Mus. in Flute Performance (U. of Ottawa), Artist Diploma in Flute (Glenn Gould School of Music)
Shaelyn Archibald received her first musical training on flute at age eleven. Although interested in singing she did not start serious vocal studies until 2011 when she moved to Ottawa for her Masters Degree. Shaelyn now holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Lethbridge, a Masters in Music from the University of Ottawa, and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of Music, all in flute performance. She is currently the Artist Director of Quintroversy: Woodwind Quintet and of Hybridity Ensemble. Quintroversy is a Prologue to the Performing Arts artist and tours schools in the GTA with their production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Shaelyn has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards such as Lethbridge Kiwanis Rose Bowl in 2011. In the same year, Shaelyn also placed second at the Canadian Music Competition’s National Woodwind Final in her age division. Her principle instructors have been Camille Churchfield and Dr. Kathleen Rudolph, flute, and Denis Boudreault, tenor and Marianne Bindig, mezzo-soprano.
In addition to solo, chamber, and orchestral performance on flute, Shaelyn’s passion for singing has lead to performances as vocalist in local festivals and recitals in the Ottawa and Toronto areas. As a flutist finding herself in a vocalists world, she is now infiltrating the Toronto Opera scene and made her operatic debut as Rosalinda from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with Toronto City Opera(TCO) in 2016. Shaelyn returned again this year with TCO production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow as the Widow Glawari. She will be appearing as Alice in John Beckwith’s Night Blooming Cereus and Helen in Michael Rose’s Northern Lights Dream this summer with the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.
Shaelyn has over 10 years of private teaching experience and has been with the Classical Music Conservatory since 2016. Shaelyn has taught students as young as 5 and especially enjoys teaching mature students!