Deirdre Kellerman Interim Conductor - Ottawa Children's Choir Deirdre Kellerman (she/her) is a choral conductor and vocal coach based on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa, ON). She is the Artistic Director of Hypatia’s Voice, an auditioned, upper voice ensemble; the Artistic Director of Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir; and maintains a busy teaching studio. She is delighted to be a sought-after musician for community projects and workshops. Deirdre has studied across North America, including a residency at the Banff Centre’s Choral Art program. She was nominated for the 2018 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. An avid chorister, Deirdre has sung with a wide variety of ensembles, including Xara Choral Theatre, and the National Youth Choir of Canada. Deirdre holds a M.Mus in Conducting (New England Conservatory) and a B.Mus in Vocal Performance (Acadia University).