Adjudicator, Clinician, Pedagogy, Music Director, Composer, Acting Coach
1410 Pereau Rd. RR#1
Canning NS B0P 1H0
Since returning to Nova Scotia, after completing her graduate studies at University of Toronto, Paula Rockwell has been steeped in musical projects, performances and music festivals in her home province, Canada and the US. She teaches Applied Voice, Diction for Singers, Scene Studies and the Singing Actor at her alma mater Acadia University and creates productions for Acadia’s Singing Theatre Ensemble where she is the artistic director. She adjudicates music festivals on the Provincial and National level and gives clinics/masterclasses on the topic of vocal pedagogy, interpretation and stage craft. She has been featured on several recordings and co-produced her debut CD entitled Fleeting Melodies, a collection of 20th century art songs and arias. She is working on a second recording of original compositions entitled Unwrapped. Paula is heard every summer giving masterclasses, vocal warm-up morning sessions and a recital in Lyman, New Hampshire at The Ogontz Choral Symposium.
She sang the mezzo-soprano solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Symphony New Brunswick in May 2014 and performed it again in Fredericton, NB in April 2016. In May, Paula sang the mezzo-soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem with the Chorus of Westerly, RI and in August, performed a recital in New London, NH with American collaborative pianist, Geoffrey Wieting. Upcoming performances include Musikon: a Halifax based contemporary chamber ensemble at the St. Mary’s Art Gallery February 26, a tribute concert to composer Lou Harrison March 3 at Acadia University and Opera Nova Scotia’s production of Gustav Holst’s Savitri May 26 & 27 at the James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre in Halifax.