The judges within the Canadian Music Class Problem have been introduced. (CBC Music)

For our eighth straight yr, CBC Music and MusiCounts are looking for greatness, enjoyable and innovation in music school rooms and applications throughout the nation.

From elementary to highschool, to neighborhood and personal music courses, the Canadian Music Class Problem desires to showcase your tackle certainly one of these nice Canadian songs from our checklist for this yr. We will not wait to see and listen to what you provide you with! So collect all of your classmates and present our judges your greatest artistic, live-off-the-floor efficiency.

After the ultimate sign-up and video submission date of Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, our panel of esteemed judges takes over to choose the very best performances in our totally different age classes. Now, it is time so that you can meet the judges!

Jennifer Moon

Jennifer Moon is a music educator, conductor and performer who has labored to develop musical expertise with college students of all ages. She has studied on the College of Western Ontario with a spotlight in early music efficiency, at Humber School for vocal jazz research and on the College of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Research in Training. Moon has carried out ensembles together with the 2SLGBTQIA+ vocal jazz choir Oasis, the U of T school of music B vocal jazz ensemble and numerous scholar ensembles starting from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Moon is an achieved jazz singer, and has carried out for tv and movie, and completed voiceover work. At the moment in her twenty sixth yr instructing music within the public-school system, she is a vocal and vocal jazz research specialist within the regional arts program at Mayfield Secondary College in Caledon, Ont., the place she is the conductor of 4 vocal ensembles together with the Magnetics, earlier winners of the Canadian Music Class Problem. Moon can also be the provincial coordinator of the jazz/modern division of the Ontario Vocal Pageant.

Jennifer Moon is a extremely achieved music educator, and previous winner of the Canadian Music Class Problem. (Jen Moon)

Darnell Thomas

Canadian-born, with Trinidadian roots, Darnell Thomas is a passionate and versatile vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music director, educator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He possesses the flexibility to sing and play a number of genres together with however not restricted to jazz, R&B, soul, funk, pop, musical theatre, rock, classical, and Latin. Darnell presently holds a grasp’s diploma in vocal efficiency & ethnomusicology from York College. He’s additionally a full-time vocal professor and vocal lead self-discipline within the music theatre program at Sheridan School. Amidst that, he co-founded and teaches on the Institute for the Performing Arts.

He’s a holistic educator who strives to encourage, inspire and educate younger, aspiring performers of all disciplines to be their greatest. As an educator with in depth information of performing arts pedagogy, he has additionally been concerned in mentorship, curriculum, and program growth at many faculties together with York College, Sheridan School and the St. Elizabeth Catholic Excessive College RAP Program (Regional Arts Program). His voice studio contains college students of all ranges starting from hobbyists to award-winning professionals that may be seen in movie/TV exhibits like American Idol and on the radio. He usually participates in schooling workshops in New York Metropolis, led by established Broadway administrators, artists and performers. He has obtained tutelage from a number of the world’s famend voice academics. Professionally, Darnell has completed musical work for hit TV exhibits like Glee and Disney’s Overruled! He has produced, directed, written and carried out in quite a few musicals and songs featured in movies and TV exhibits.

Darnell Thomas is a choose within the 2022 Canadian Music Class Problem. (D. Thomas)

David Lum

David Lum is a graduate of the College of Toronto (Bachelor of Music Training and Bachelor of Training) and accomplished the graduate diploma program in wind conducting on the College of Calgary. He’s a previous conductor of the Scarborough Colleges Ensembles. Lum served because the conductor of the Northern Ontario Music Pageant Honour Band from 2008-2011, and is a previous conductor of the Toronto Youth Live performance Winds, in addition to assistant conductor of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO).

Lum was featured as a visitor conductor for TYWO’s twenty fifth anniversary tour of New York Metropolis, culminating in a efficiency at Carnegie Corridor. In 2009, he obtained an honorary life membership from the Ontario Band Affiliation, and in Could of the identical yr was awarded the Keith Mann Excellent Band Director Award at MusicFest Canada’s the Nationwide. In December 2012, he was inducted as a laureate of the Legion of Honor for the John Philip Sousa Basis. Lum was awarded an honorary life membership to the Ontario Music Educators’ Affiliation in November 2022. In February 2021, Lum retired from the Toronto District College Board after a 30-year profession. At the moment, he leads the low-brass studio at York College.

David Lum is a choose within the 2022 Canadian Music Class Problem. (D. Lum)

Julie Nesrallah

Whether or not regaling us with tales because the host of Tempo on CBC Music or fully enthralling us along with her stunning mezzo-soprano voice, Julie Nesrallah has earned her spot amongst Canada’s arts and leisure elite.

In 2014, Nesrallah was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her cultural contributions to Canada. She has sung on phases everywhere in the world, even performing “God Save the Queen” for Prince William and Kate Middleton. Nesrallah has additionally carried out her solo recording Impressions de France at New York’s illustrious Carnegie Corridor. Her musical tastes span as far and extensive as her vocal vary, and she will’t wait to listen to the number of preparations that come from Canada’s music applications.

Julie Nesrallah, host of Tempo on CBC Music, is a choose on this yr’s Canadian Music Class Problem. (CBC Music)

Odario Williams

Odario Williams is a Guyanese-born entertainer who grew up in Winnipeg. As we speak, Williams resides in Toronto and is the lead vocalist for the award-winning hip-hop collective Grand Analog. As an entertainer, Williams wears many hats, describing himself primarily as a storyteller. Other than being an actor, songwriter, producer, trainer, journalist and poet, Williams is not any stranger to the CBC airwaves: he’s the host of Afterdark on CBC Music.

Odario Williams is a choose within the Canadian Music Class Problem. (Vanessa Heins)

The highest 10s of the Canadian Music Class Problem will probably be introduced on Dec. 7, whereas the winners will probably be introduced on Dec. 14. Good luck!