Choir Teacher and Voice Teacher
Natasha Walsh is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology, choral conductor, Educational Developers Caucus-accredited graduate teaching assistant, graduate research assistant, Teaching Commons tutor, soprano soloist, and former president of the York University Graduate Music Students Association, at York University.
She earned her M.Mus. degree from Université d’Ottawa, where she assisted in directing Die Zauberflöte and Die Fledermaus, and taught rock music. There, she studied voice with Laurence Ewashko, was coached by Jean Desmarais of the National Arts Centre, and studied theatre under Oriol Thomas, Stage Director of Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and Opéra de Montréal.
Ms. Walsh was a soloist, cantor, and chorister with the Schola Cantorum Choir of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica – under the baton of Canadian composer, Michel Guimont. She was a soloist and chorister with the Ewashko Singers in the Ottawa Chamberfest and the Governor General Performing Arts Awards.
Ms. Walsh participated in masterclasses with François Racine, Stage Director of Opéra de Montréal; Laura Lowen, pianist and vocal coach at University of Manitoba; and Michael Sylvester, Tenor with Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Paris Opera, and Royal Opera House.
Ms. Walsh earned a B.S. degree in Music from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY where she performed with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, studied voice with Constance Fee and piano with Dr. Michael Landrum, and was coached by Dr. Kristin Ditlow of Eastman School of Music.
Ms. Walsh serves as Music Steward for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3903), club sponsor of the York University Classical Music Society, board member of the Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre at York University, and previously as council member of the York University Graduate Students Association.
Ms. Walsh published in Historical Papers of the Canadian Society of Church History (2021), “A Resource Guide of Contemporary Approaches in Music Technology Pedagogy” through The Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts (2019), and edited York University Teaching Common’s Teaching Assistant & International Teaching Assistant Handbook (2021). She is a research collaborator with the Library & Archives Canada and Stephanie Martin and was a curriculum reviewer for Connect4Education: OnMusic.
Ms. Walsh holds awards from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, and the Hymn Society. Ms. Walsh presented with the Canadian Society of Church History (The University of Western Ontario, virtual), the American Musicological Society (Columbia University), the College Music Society (Vancouver), and the Canadian University Music Society (University of Toronto).
Ms. Walsh comes from a professional dance and theatre background as a company member with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre, choreographer, and studied theatre with Susan Gibney and Shanda Urie.