patricia forbes

voice work
body work
the children's room
current activities

Honours Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
Opera Diploma (Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
Diplom in Gesang/Musiktheater (Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany)

May 2008 – Voice type change to Dramatic Contralto

Vocal studies with:
Janet Williams: <>
David Jones: <>
Ruthild Engert
Kammersaengerin Irmgard Boas
Kammersaenger Peter Gougaloff
Victor Martens

Soloist with the Toronto Pops Orchestra 
December 1990
Massey Hall
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Active Participant in International Masterclasses:
David Jones / Helena Döse International Masterclass for Opera
Kungälv, Sweden

David Jones / Janet Williams International Masterclass for Opera
Berlin, Germany

Mental Training for Singers with Janet Williams
Berlin, Germany

Estill Voice Training System Workshop with Prof. Anne-Marie Speed
Royal Academy of Music, London

Neil Semer International Masterclass for Voice/Opera
Coesfeld, Germany

International Masterclass for Opera with Dame Gwyneth Jones
Braunschweig, Germany

International Masterclass for Directors of Opera with Ruth Berghaus
Berlin, Germany

Choral Experience:
Ontario Youth Choir
The Joy of Singing International Choral Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conductor: Robert Shaw

Wilfrid Laurier Chapel Choir
Conductor: Prof. Barrie Cabena

Laurier Singers Chamber Choir
Conductor: Prof. Victor Martens

Film Experience:
Hans Scharoun and Berlin
SFB, Berlin
Director: Angelika Kettelhack

Dark Visions: A Portrait of Oskar Morawetz
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Director: Paul MacIvor