Lisa Webber, Music Director
Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.
As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work. She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario, where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and performance opportunities. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students who are using their voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.
As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Director's Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa.
Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies ensemble, "Tutti." These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music. One of her proudest moments was being the 2019 recipient of the Town Award. This award is given to a member of the community who gives their time and talent to enhance the quality of life of Arnprior residents.
Alyson J. Sherk, Accompanist
Born and raised in Ottawa West, Alyson began her life-long musical journey with the Music for Young Children program at age 5. From a young age, Alyson had a strong passion for music and the arts - she would move on to take piano and voice lessons throughout her formative years. Alyson participated in the Kanata Children’s Chorus under Barbara Paget-Puppa, the Kiwanis Music Festival, and a few community musicals, including Little Shop of Horrors (Sacred Heart High School) and Cinderella (Orpheus Musical Theatre Company).
Driven to go as far as she could with her music, Alyson completed her Grade 10 RCM Voice in high school, though ultimately would pursue her piano studies further. Alyson attended Houghton University, NY. For four years, she took piano under Dr. William Newborough, a student himself of piano legend Leon Fleisher. In 2010, Alyson received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Degree. She returned to Ottawa, and while starting to teach her own music students, Alyson also attained her Associate Diploma with the Conservatory of Canada in 2012.
Now with 13 years of experience teaching Music for Young Children classes, private piano, theory, and the occasional voice student, Alyson runs a thriving private music studio out of her new home in Carp, ON. Having watched many of her students grow up, Alyson now teaches mostly intermediate and advanced piano & theory lessons.
Since 2010, Alyson has also been an active church musician at Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church. In 2021, she took on the role of Volunteer Worship Director, managing and supporting other music leaders in the church.
Now joining musical paths with ACC, this year marks Alyson’s debut as a choral accompanist. She is beyond excited to work with such a wonderful group!
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