About the Instructor
Dr. Caroline Schiller is Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Memorial University of Newfoundland with a research and teaching profile that crosses performance, scholarship, and musical direction. An artist equally at home in concert, opera and music theatre repertoire, Caroline Schiller has participated in the creation and performance of opera and concert works with companies that include The Banff Centre, The Tanglewood Music Center, The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, The Dartington International Institute, and The Indian River Festival. Of her concert and theatre work, highlights include performances with L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; the American premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Sing Ariel with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and her performances in the role of Christine in the original Toronto cast of Phantom of the Opera. Dr. Schiller is founder and director of Opera RoadShow/Opéra en tournée, an opera outreach and touring program in its tenth year that offers paid performing experience to university-age singers. The ensemble’s primary focus is traditional operatic repertoire but it has commissioned two new operas The Vinland Traveler (2006) and Le nez de la sorcière (2011), which have toured approximately 10,000 kms and performed for more than 20,000 children. She is a frequent recitalist, adjudicator and presenter at conferences internationally. Her current research project is on Canadian contemporary vocal repertoire for women.