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, nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member at Acadia’s School of Music where she teaches Voice, Diction for Singers, Scene Studies, Singing Actor and is the artistic director for Acadia’s Singing Theatre Ensemble. She has been featured on several recordings and co-produced her debut CD entitled Fleeting Melodies.
Paula has taken on several operatic roles working with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto’s Opera in Concert, Vancouver Opera, Orchestre Baroque de Montreal, Opera Nova Scotia and Maritime Concert Opera. She is heard every summer at the David Hill Choral Symposium in Lyman, NH, giving masterclasses, vocal warm-ups and concerts and is a regular soloist with the Chorus of Westerly, RI.
She has been the vocal coach with Halifax Summer Opera Festival in their productions of Carmen and Le nozze d Figaro. She adjudicates music festivals on the Provincial and National level and gives clinics/masterclasses on the topic of vocal pedagogy, interpretation and stage craft. In 2015, Paula will be working on new projects including a recording of original works “Under Wraps” and a concert tour entitled “Letters from Home”.