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Our Team

Holly Nimmons
Executive Director

Holly Nimmons

Holly grew up in a musical family, which provided her with a strong belief in the value of learning, playing and creating music for young people and for our Canadian culture. Her father, Phil Nimmons is a well-known Canadian jazz music educator, composer, arranger and performer.  She is passionate about the power of music in...
Ashley Boychuk
Program Coordinator

Ashley Boychuk

A performer, educator, developer and administrator, Ashley Boychuk has a passion for the arts community. A classical trained soprano with a positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, Ashley has several years of experience singing throughout Europe and North America as a young artist, as well as having received numerous scholarships and awards from prestigious organizations. Ashley...
Sabrina Moella
Communications Coordinator

Sabrina Moella

With a strong passion for music and as a multidisciplinary artist herself, Sabrina Moella believes in the transformative power of the arts. She has collaborated with many Ontario-based musicians as a music video director, editor and arts consultant. She has also volunteered for and sat on the boards of many arts-centered organizations such as the...
Aimée Rochard
Graphic Designer

Aimée Rochard

With a dynamic design style that is bold, image-heavy, colourful and layered, Aimée’s work stands out and her attention to detail is evident. Her designs have a uniformity and a quality that only years of industry experience can help create. Aimée has been fortunate to work with design agencies such as MAAIINGAN Productionsand The Adlib Group, as...
Sarah Veber
Youth4Music Newsletter Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Veber

Currently a Loran scholar at the University of Ottawa, Sarah is pursuing a BMus in Harp performance paired with science studies. She believes in the potential to empower individuals through music and influence youth development. As a harpist, Sarah enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has performed with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Memorial University Chamber Orchestra among other...
Christina Beharry
Youth4Music, Program Assistant

Christina Beharry

As a musician, community leader, and budding researcher, Christina has taken an   approach to music. She is particularly interested in the ability of music to strengthen and empower communities, as well as its ability to improve mental health. She graduated with her degree in psychology from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), and shortly...
Galen Boulanger
Youth4Music Policy and Research Assistant

Galen Boulanger

Pursuing a double degree in classical voice performance and biology, Galen Boulanger is a third year student at the University of Ottawa and 2015 Loran Scholar. Recognized both provincially and nationally for his trumpet and vocals, Galen believes in the capacity that music has to empower youth leadership and bring a community together. Originally from...

Board of Directors

Eric Favaro

Chair of the Board
Eric Favaro is respected nationally and internationally as an innovator and advocate for effective programs in Music and Arts Education. Trained as a music educator, Eric taught instrumental and classroom music in Calgary and in Cape Breton. He served as Arts Education Consultant with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, and later as Arts Education...

Robert Barg

VIce-Chair, Treasurer
Rob began his career with Yamaha in 1971 in Winnipeg. He distinguished himself as Yamaha’s first Guitar teacher in Canada, and worked as well in retail sales. He taught the pilot Yamaha Classroom Guitar course “Get into Guitar” that was developed by Lee Bartel as part of his Masters Degree. Teaching in both the Yamaha...

Mark Reid

Secretary
As a relatively young member of the music education community, Mr. Reid’s accomplishments are already quite impressive and one cannot help but think that he is destined to be the catalyst of several success stories of the future. As a post-secondary student at the University of Victoria, he helped to develop the Student Music Educators...

David Peretz-­Larochelle

David Peretz­‐Larochelle is a 2015 graduate of the Music Education Concurrent Program at McGill University. He was granted the Quebec’s Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal for his academic and community involvement. David is an active music educator in high school and community settings. He is an instrumental music teacher at Collège Jean‐Eudes, a private school in...

Kirsten Maclaine

Kirsten Maclaine enjoys teaching Elementary Music (K-Gr. 5), Instrumental Music (Gr. 6-9) and T.R.A.P (The Rhythmic Arts Project) at Gulf Shore Consolidated School in North Rustico on the beautiful north shore of Prince Edward Island.  Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Kirsten packed up her trumpet and travelled east to the University of Prince Edward Island where...

Scott Morin

Scott Morin is a veteran in the Canadian Music Business, having run the day-to-day marketing, sales and A&R for Universal Music’s Classics and Jazz Division for nearly a decade.  He is also a respected artist with nearly 20 years as a professional jazz saxophonist who has successfully bridged the language of music and marketing to...
Sarah Veber

Sarah Veber

Youth4Music Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
Currently a Loran scholar at the University of Ottawa, Sarah is pursuing a BMus in Harp performance paired with science studies. She believes in the potential to empower individuals through music and influence youth development. As a harpist, Sarah enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has performed with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Memorial University Chamber Orchestra among other...

Angela Elster

After 20 years of teaching a range of subjects and grades in the public school system and concurrently at several Universities, Angela launched a career as a curriculum designer and researcher. She created and launched Learning Through the Arts of The Royal Conservatory with parallel programs, Living Through the Arts, the Media Arts Program and...