Artistic Collaborators

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Harmony Commissioned Artists

Steven Campbell

Book and Lyrics

Steven Campbell is a writer and arts consultant. He has written plays, poetry, publications on the arts, and has directed theatre, opera and videos. His plays include Spire, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A Theatre Guilded, produced by Thatchwork Theatre and Jealous and with a Gun, workshopped at Theatre Passe Muraille. Two of his poetry collections Maps Beneath the Skin and Unbuilt Architecture inspired painting exhibitions in Toronto and Washington D.C. He has read his poetry in Toronto, Washington D.C. and throughout Ontario. The author and co-author of numerous studies and guidebooks on the arts, and arts and learning, Steven was awarded the Gaitskill Prize by the Canadian Society for Education Through Art. He was a keynote speaker at the first UNESCO world conference on arts and learning. He has an M.A. in Drama from the University of Toronto.

Nancy Walker

Composer

Pianist/composer Nancy Walker has been recognized with honours Canada-wide, including the Montréal Jazz Festival’s Grand Prix de Jazz, the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist of The Year Award, a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album of The Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame. Nancy has several discs to her credit as leader. Her most recent, 'Til Now Is Secret', showcases ten of her compositions inspired by landscapes, visual art, architecture and more. Nancy holds an MA in music composition from York University, and is a professor and program director of Humber College’s Graduate Certificate in Music Composition.

Harmony Personnel

Joanna Burt

Harmony's Program Director of the MCFN Youth Theatre Group, Performing Arts Liaison and Mezzo Soprano Soloist

Joanna is a Saugeen Ojibwe artist from Lindsay Ontario. She is a professional opera singer and a graduate of the Glenn Gould School of Music of The Royal Conservatory completing her studies in the four-year Performance Diploma Program and the two-year Artist Diploma Program at Glenn Gould. Joanna sang the lead role of Sara Riel in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Louis Riel in 2017. In 2019, she sang the lead role Native Girl in Pacific Opera Victoria’s tour of Missing, a chamber opera based on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Joanna is the Artistic Director of Loose Tea Music Theatre and sits on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Children’s Choir. She is a founding member of Toronto synthwave phenomenon Ojibwave. Joanna is the Special Projects Coordinator for Sunnybrook Hospital’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, working with Indigenous communities across Ontario to ensure they get the support they need. Joanna looks forward to contributing to a better future for Indigenous peoples and is excited for the evolution and advancement of Indigenous engagement within the arts in Canada.

JT Rivera

Harmony's Stage Manager, Tech Advisor and Coach

JT has 13 years of experience in the tech and entertainment worlds, creating and performing music, and providing tech and performance expertise. A founding member of Toronto synth-wave phenomenon Ojibwave, JT is also a powerful coach who utilizes his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others and help them succeed. When he's not creating and performing music, JT keeps busy with a full-time job in the communications sector and serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Children’s Choir. If there’s any free time in the day, JT takes care of his lovely dogs, Kalbi and Mandu.