Primary Discipline(s):

  • Piano

Education - Studies

  • MMus (Piano Collaboration), University of Saskatchewan
  • BMus (Performance), University of Manitoba
  • BChMus (Performance), Canadian Mennonite University
  • ARCT (Performance), The Royal Conservatory

Teaching

  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • Bethany College, Hepburn, SK
  • Rosthern Junior College, Rosthern, SK

Professional Activities

Piano has been Audrey Falk Janzen's primary focus of teaching in her private studio for the past twenty-two years. She teaches all levels from beginner to adult, as well as ARCT level, and for theoretical subjects, rudiments and harmony. Over the years she has expanded her teaching areas to include voice and accompanying skills.

All of her teachers have been influential in her studies, from her aunt who inspired her initially to Walter Thiessen of Saskatoon, who guided her through her ARCT diploma. Jean Broadfoot of Winnipeg and Harold Lugsdin at the University of Manitoba helped her to further refine her technique and addressed memorization and relaxation methods respectively. Graduate studies with Kathleen Solose of the University of Saskatchewan revolved around working with numerous other musicians in various works and ensembles.

Ms. Falk Janzen has attended workshops through The Royal Conservatory's professional development mandate as well as those sponsored by the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association and the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association. Through the Canadian University Music Society she presented a paper at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Audrey has been adjudicating for the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association for sixteen years.

She accompanies extensively for a voice studio and for high school choirs. This involves numerous concert, recital, and festival opportunities. Ms. Falk Janzen spent two years as a rehearsal and performance pianist for the University of Saskatchewan's Music Theatre Ensemble, and has also rehearsed and performed as assistant music director for a professional summer theatre production at the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern. Each spring since 1994 she has worked with Rosthern Junior College musical productions as a rehearsal and performance pianist, and lately as their vocal coach.

Audrey is a member of the Performing Arts Committee for the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern and a committee member for the Saskatchewan Valley Music Festival Association.

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian University Music Society (CUMS)
  • Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA)
  • Saskatchewan Valley Music Festival Association (SVMFA)
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