Presenting The Mississauga Festival Youth Choir Artistic Staff
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.
Ms Freeman is currently the Music Director at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga where she leads an adult mixed voice choir. She has also worked as the Vocal Teacher and Choir Director for the Froebel Education Centre and has been a choral singer herself since childhood, having sung with the Elora Festival Singers, Arcady, the Mississauga Choral Society, the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Holy Family Oratory Choir and the MacMillan Singers.
Freeman completed a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Toronto (Canada) and a Master of Music Degree from Binghamton University (United States). She currently also teaches voice, piano and theory in her own private music studio
Currently retired and seeing her granddaughter’s enthusiasm in singing with the MFYC over the last two years prompted Myroslava to continue in her love of choral music, and to volunteer in the capacity of rehearsal assistant.
“Working with young students is something I absolutely love! I feel I have the skills, experience, and passion necessary to motivate and encourage youth to reach their full musical potential. My plan is to attend university and to study music and humanities, after which I plan to attend Teachers College with the goal of becoming a music teacher. I am definitely a “people person”, and I look forward to working in a profession that allows me to give back to my community, and to inspire young students as I have been so encouraged by the amazing music teachers I have known.
I look forward to a fantastic season”