The BCMA warmly welcomes our first ever summer student, Desiree Hall, to the team. Her role as a program assistant means she will be supporting all things Conference 2019!

Desiree is entering her fourth year of an undergraduate degree in music at the University of Victoria, studying voice. She has a passion for both solo and collective singing across a variety of genres: while she is currently studying in a classical program, she has also completed a diploma based in jazz and contemporary vocal performance. An active choral singer, she is a member of the UVic Chamber Singers, Victoria based chamber choir Vox Humana, and beginning in September will be training in choral leadership as an Emerging Artist with Ensemble Laude.

Desiree has worked in a variety of settings within the arts and non-profit sector, including being a volunteer coordinator for the Victoria Fringe Festival, and as administrative support for the Victoria Society for Children with Autism. She brings a passion for equity and human rights to her position at the BCMA, with extensive anti-oppression training as a volunteer with the Anti-Violence Project.

At the heart of her passion for music is community building and cross disciplinary work within the arts. Some of her most personally impactful artistic experiences have been collaborations between museums, galleries, and musical ensembles, and she thinks working with the wonderful team at the BCMA this summer will provide enriching and applicable skills to her field of study. Keep your eye out for her future blog posts!