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Soprano Melissa-Marie Shriner is well known as a versatile performer in recitals, concerts, and self-produced shows, throughout southern Ontario and upstate New York.
With her feet solidly planted in both the classical and jazz worlds, Ms Shriner regularly performs as soloist with the Avanti Chamber Singers, as a guest soloist with Choralis Camerata, with The Melissa-Marie Shriner Jazz Trio, as the featured artist for the In The Village Concert Series, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, the Twilight Jazz Series, along with various other musical incarnations.
In 2016, Ms Shriner undertook a concert tour of solo recitals in Europe performing throughout Hungary, which included performances of world premieres of Canadian-Hungarian compositions, recorded live and broadcast on National Radio.
Most recently, Ms Shriner was thrilled to be nominated for an Establish Artist Award for the St. Catharines Arts Awards 2018, to be held in early June 2018.
Her latest jazz endeavours include her sophomore jazz recording, A Christmas Love Song, a throw-back to the classic Holiday recordings of the 1940's and 50's, which was released November of 2017.
Ms Shriner holds a solid reputation as a vocal pedagogue mainly through Melissa Shriner Music Studio in Jordan Station, and serves as vocal/choral workshop clinician at various high schools in the Niagara Region, and serves as music consultant to music teachers, singers and musicians looking to further define and develop their careers, and works collaboratively with other singers and musicians to plan and perform new-concept concerts.
Ms Shriner is the creative force behind the successful 'In the Village' concert series, now in its 8th season, for which she serves as Artistic Director, Producer, and Performer.