Conservatory of Music & Dance

Justine Wilks

Voice

Justine is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Masters of Music in Voice Performance specializing in Vocal Pedagogy (2010) and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto (2008). She also has a Diploma in Music Performance from Cambrian College (2005).

Justine is a frequent recitalist and oratorio performer. Recent notable performances include Canada 150 concert at Classiqu'Arts SD&G in St. Raphael's ON,  soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah with the MHC Adult choir & Orchestra, a recital with Natalia Peric and Ken Murdoch for the Magic of Music Masterclass Series, a recital with cellist Thérèse Motard and pianist Laurie Altman at Festival Alexandria and the premier of Five Shakespeare Songs, written by Canadian composer Colin Eatock, at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater in Toronto, ON. Oratorio roles include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Charpentier's Messe de minuit pour Nöel and Fauré’s Requiem. Opera roles include Nella in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, with the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy and the role of Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne, with the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria. Justine has also studied at the Vancouver International Song Institute and the Lied Austria program in Leibnitz, Austria.

Justine is not only a passionate performer but also an enthusiastic voice teacher and adjudicator.

She is on faculty at the Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music and Dance. Justine loves to teach all ages and loves to share her knowledge and appreciation of opera, musical theatre, jazz, folk, blues and pop with every student. Justine teaches classical technique to her students no matter age or level. She believes that classical technique provides the foundation for the singer to sing correctly with control and power for any style of singing, without causing vocal harm. Many of Justine's students participate in the Medicine Hat Rotary competition and the Royal Conservatory of Music exams. She loves to see each student have fun, reach their personal goals and blossom into the singer they want to be.