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Hopes and Dreams

Our upcoming concert on May 28th. 7:00pm at the Living arts Centre.

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Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Artistic Staff

Tracy Wong

Artistic Director
Tracy Wong hails from Malaysia and is a choral conductor, music educator, vocalist, collaborative pianist and arranger. She is the Artistic Director of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir and the Conductor of Young Voices Toronto’s Brio and Allegria Choirs (University of Toronto’s Children’s Choir in Residence). Tracy holds a Master in Music Performance (Choral Conducting) at the University of Toronto (U of T) under the tutelage of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt and will begin her studies in the Doctoral in Musical Arts (Choral Conducting) program at the same faculty in September 2015.
Svetlana Kotliarenko is a native of Kiev Ukraine, where she studied at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in piano performance. During her studies at the Conservatory, she received the highly coveted First Prize in the National Competition.
Since moving to Toronto, Svetlana pursued a musical career in a variety of avenues. Currently, she is the Music Director at St. John’s United Church in Oakville, teaches piano and theory in her private studio, and is the accompanist for the Mississauga Youth Festival Choir.

Katherine Ilson Dickey

Associate Conductor
Katherine received both her Honors Bachelor of Music (Education) and Bachelor of Education from The University of Western Ontario. She has years of experience teaching both vocal and instrumental music in a private school setting, and teaches piano in her home studio. She is a member of the Creative Arts Team at Trinity, Streetsville, where she also served as Music Director and Children’s Ministry Director. Katherine has been involved in community music productions for over 25 years, directing children’s musicals, producing music programs for local long-term-care facilities and as rehearsal accompanist and vocal coach for musical theatre productions in Mississauga and Georgetown.

Linda Goldberg

Conducting Intern
Linda Goldberg, Junior Intern, is from the Philadelphia area in the US, where she enjoyed choir throughout her high school years, earning a position in both the All-State Pennsylvania choir and All-Eastern United States choir. She is currently in her third year studying classical voice at University of Toronto. She also holds a position as a private voice teacher at Merriam Academy of Music in Oakville. She is delighted to be working with MFYC this year and has had a wonderful experience so far! She hopes to continue performing solo and working with choirs throughout her time at U of T and beyond.

Ryan Jenkins

Assistant Conductor
Ryan is a graduate student pursuing a M.M. in Choral Conducting at the University of Toronto. Having completed his B.M. in Vocal Performance at The Ohio State University, he has had several conducting opportunities including The Statesmen— a cappella group of the OSU Men’s Glee Club— and the Greenmont Oak Park Community Church Choir— located in Dayton, OH. Along with his conducting experience, he has sung both nationally and internationally in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Germany. He is looking forward to this new opportunity to expand his musical knowledge and experience with the MYFC.

Our Programs

MFYC offers an inclusive, performance-based music education program with a strong multicultural focus.
We strive to create a positive musical experience for all children.
MFYC welcomes boys with changing voices as well as treble voices.

Capriccio Choir

Junior Level

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Performance-based music education that introduces musicianship.

Ostinato Choir

Intermediate Level

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Performance-based music education that encourages continued development of musicianship skills.

Cadenza Choir

Senior Level

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Choristers engage in choral singing of a higher performance level with a focus on challenging repertoire.

Chamber Choir

Advanced Level

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Chamber Choir singers are selected from within Cadenza Choir and rehearse with both groups.

Come Sing With Us

  • Open to all youth that want to sing
  • Professional Artistic Staff
  • Community supported
  • Very affordable vocal instruction
  • Performance based instruction
  • Marla
    “My daughter has enjoyed singing with the choir for the past year and a half. Songs of peace, love and hope in different languages from different cultures. Thank You MFYC!”
  • Olav
    “The quality of the training and the high level of organization of all events is truly remarkable.”
  • Nathan
    “ I love that we sing songs from other cultures! It makes me feel more connected with the world I live in.”
  • Ron
    “My daughter very much enjoys her time with the MFYC. In my opinion, it is a good opportunity to fit in the local society as a new immigrant.”
  • Heather
    “All cultural backgrounds, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, etc. are welcome in this choir.”

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