Jeannie Vanwynsberghe Pernal

Jeannie has focused her passions and talent on the development of young male voices for the last twenty-five years. She received her received her Bachelor of Music Education and Kodaly Certification from Brandon University. She specialized in Elementary Music Education and choral conducting. In addition, she was awarded her Voice Care Certificate from St. John’s University, North Dakota. Upon graduation from university, she secured a position as Director of Music at the all boys St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. In 1998 she moved to Vancouver, where she founded and directed the Boys’ Division of the Vancouver Children’s Choir. In October of 2001, Jeannie moved to Grande Prairie with her family, and formed the Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir. In 2013, Jeannie was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work with the choir and the choir’s contribution to the community. Recently Jeannie and the boys were awarded the Con Spirito award for their contribution to choral music in the province of AB. She currently mentors under Elise Bradley of the Toronto Children’s Chorus and Trent Worthington of Edmonton. Jeannie is married to Steve Pernal, and together they have three children.

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