Patricia Plumley - Choral Conductor
At age 5, Patricia Plumley wanted nothing but to sing and dance and has been enjoying the thrill of music ever since. She has been on faculty at the School of Music at Vancouver Community College (VCC) for over 25 years and has taught class piano, piano pedagogy keyboard literature, voice and piano lessons, chamber collaboration, vocal coaching and yoga. She also conducts the VCC Willan Choir and is co-conductor of the Concert Choir. After conducting with the BC Boys Choir Choristers and Celeste Girls’ Choir in 1998, Patricia launched and directed the Kids Sing Inner City Chorus where she combined her love of movement, art, drama and singing. She is the conductor of the BC Boys Choir, Vancouver Island and this past summer joined them for their 45th Anniversary Cross-Canada Tour.
Patricia Plumley has been the VIS Choral conductor since 2011 rehearsing the VIS Symphonic Choir for performances of Last Night of the Proms concert, The Best of Elton John , The Best of the Beatles and Nanaimo Bar None . Patricia also conducts the VIS Children’s Choir and Fabulous Fives Choir. She enjoys the commitment to her private students of all ages, for voice and piano, in Vancouver and Nanoose Bay. Patricia has also combined yoga and dance with music studies in her workshop, Body Awareness for Musicians, that she has presented at VCC, Douglas College and Beethoven Studios in Hong Kong.