Board & Staff
The board and staff at Manitoba Choral Association are a dedicated team of choral enthusiasts and professionals committed to supporting, strengthening, and promoting the choral arts in Manitoba.
Jenny Steinke-Magnus (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience in non-profit administration, communications, event management, and human resources. She holds a BA degree in English and French linguistics from the University of Winnipeg and an MA in French Studies from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC), and she recently completed a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Mount Royal University (Calgary).
Throughout her career, Jenny has worked and volunteered for various international development, event management, and arts organizations. In addition to her MCA role, Jenny also currently serves as Executive Director of Prairie Voices Inc., and Chairperson of Creative Manitoba.
Jenny has sung with school and community choirs since her youth, most recently with Winnipeg’s Ecco Singers, and she is passionate about the choral arts.
PROGRAM, RESOURCE, & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Brittany Mielnichuk (she/her) is an arts and administrative professional based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has dedicated much of her life to the choral community across Canada, and has a myriad of choral conducting, music education, vocal, and administrative experience.
As the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s 2SLGBTQIA+ choral community Rainbow Harmony Project, Brittany is dedicated to using music and song to build community and inspire social change. Brittany performs at local venues and currently sings with the Winnipeg ensembles Canzona and Dead of Winter, in addition to teaching private music lessons and facilitating choral workshops.
Brittany completed a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Manitoba with Dr. Elroy Friesen. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University (Vancouver, BC) and a Diploma in Professional Music from Southwestern Community College (Creston, IO).
Manitoba Choral Association is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected at our Annual General Meeting.
PRESIDENT - Dr. David Sawatzky
PAST PRESIDENT - Dr. Stuart Sladden
VICE PRESIDENT - Naomi Russell
TREASURER - Adam Kilfoyle
OUTREACH & ADVOCACY DIRECTOR - Katie Donnelly
INTRA-PROVINCIAL DIRECTOR - Crystal Kolt
PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Jorrel Camuyong
DIRECTOR - Philip Lapatha
DIRECTOR - Katy Harmer
DIRECTOR - Nancy Gomes Fast