Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music is pleased to
announce the expansion of our CNCM team with the appointment of
Sandra Mogensen and Wes Froese to the positions of Executive Co-Directors.
Sandra Mogensen has extensive pedagogical experience, both as a piano teacher and a coach for singers. Having taught piano internationally via Skype since 2012, she was well-positioned to continue her online teaching when the pandemic situation arose. A former senior member of the Royal Conservatory of Music Board of Examiners, Sandra is currently examining for Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada. She enjoys adjudicating students of all ages and levels, as a way to support and encourage personal and musical development, while sharing her love for music.
As a performer, pianist Sandra Mogensen is equally at home in two worlds: performing as a solo pianist and co-performing with singers in recital. She has played in concert in both capacities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Latvia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria. [more]
Sandra is excited about working with CNCM in her new role as Executive Co-Director.
Wes Froese is a performer, composer, and music educator based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He studied at the University of Regina with Bill Moore, and at the University of Saskatchewan with Robin Harrison. He also spent a year studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Wes is the former director of music at Horizon College and Seminary (PAOC); co-founder and original artistic director of Eclipse Chorus, a Saskatoon community choir; and developer of the educational series Starting With Blues.
Wes Froese performs solo pop and jazz shows regularly in and around Saskatoon, including Piano Fridays at the Bassment (Saskatoon Jazz Club). He also works in long-term care as a recreation coordinator, providing music for long term care residents. As a recording artist, Mr. Froese recorded a solo album in 2000 (pop Christian) and has also collaborated with other artists, recording and producing pop and country CDs, most recently in November 2019. [more]
Wes is very pleased to be joining the leadership team at CNCM and is looking forward to meeting and making music with students and teachers across Canada.
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