The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir has hired Emily Bird as associate artistic director. She most recently served as co-conductor of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir. Bird is a soprano and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a masters of sacred music in vocal performance. Prior to graduate studies, she worked as a choir director and arts administrator for several children’s choir programs in the Greater Toronto Area, including the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Bach Children’s Chorus and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. In January 2016, Bird started the Cantiamo program at the Mississauga Children’s Choir, a weekly music and movement class for children ages four and five.

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