President, Board, and Members
(Ryerson students/staff/alumni are underlined.)
- Jordan Kilfoy, Student President
- Susie Fung, Manager and Treasurer
- Eleanor Bishop, Section Helper
- Claire Brascoupé, Webmaster
- Elsa Chau, Communications
- Jason Dasco, Stage Manager
- Freya Godard, Programs
- Nobue Khan, Section Helper
- William Lee, Section Helper
- Tami Strong, Administration and Music
- Matthew Jaskiewicz, Music Director
Jordan Kilfoy, Student President
Jordan Kilfoy is a 4th year Computer Science major and a tenor with the Oakham House Choir. This is his third year with the choir.
“I am proud to say that this community has blessed me with many beautiful memories and experiences I will cherish for years to come. As President, I will strive to have every new member experience the joy and passion I have with the choir.”
Our season begins immediately after Labour Day. We practise on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Oakham House (Gould Street at Church). However, registration and our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Registration will begin at 6 o’clock and the choir practice at 7:00.
Why not come and join us? The choir rehearses in Oakham Lounge, which is on the 2nd floor of Oakham House. Oakham House is at 63 Gould Street, on the southwest corner of Church and Gould.
Want more information? Please contact us at email@example.com (preferred) or call Matthew Jaskiewicz, our Choir Director, at 416-763-8746.
Do I need to have a trained voice?
Although experience reading music and singing in a choir is a major asset, Ryerson students, alumni, and current and retired staff and faculty are welcome as long as they can sing in tune and hold the tune against other harmonizing voices. Regular attendance at rehearsals is necessary. We promise you that your voice will improve.
We expect that we will have some space for new members in September 2018. Preference will be given to experienced choristers who can read music. New members will be asked to sing for the Director.
Do I need to be associated with Ryerson?
No. Many members of the choir are Ryerson students, alumni or faculty members, but community members are also very welcome in the choir. New community members interested in joining the choir should contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make sure that we have room.
Do I have to audition?
The Director will want to hear you sing some simple exercises to place you as a soprano, an alto, a tenor or a bass. Non-Ryerson community members will be asked to audition.
Does it cost anything to join?
No, not if you are a registered Ryerson student – you have contributed to Oakham House through your fees and there is no charge. Ryerson Alumni, Faculty and staff pay a fee of $10/season and persons from outside Ryerson community, however, pay a fee of about $70 per semester, which goes towards concert costs. Music costs are an extra $20 (for students) and $35 (for other members) per term, depending on the repertoire. Music is sold at rehearsals.