Home Town: Flin Flon, MB
Current Home: Brandon, MB
With Konektis: 2016 - Present
Vocal Part: Soprano
Marla holds a Bachelor of Music Specialist degree (Choral, Instrumental and General) and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University. She completed her Level II Orff from the University of Manitoba and is currently working on her Master of Performance in Choral Conducting. She is the music specialist at École Harrison, where she directs four choirs from grades one to eight. Marla directs the Apprentice, Concert, and Chamber Choirs for the Brandon Conservatory Chorale. She is honoured to conduct and sing in “Konektis", with so many friends, colleagues, and former students.
Before moving to Brandon, Marla taught music in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg and directed the Divisional Children's Choir. She was also the choral director at Vincent Massey High School in Brandon. Marla is in demand as a guest conductor and has particularly enjoyed working with the Western, Eastern and Central Manitoba Youth Choirs as well as the Provincial Honour Choir (now MB Sings). Marla is passionate about music advocacy and professional development. She is a past president of the Manitoba Music Educators’ Association. Marla is a proud mom to Miles and Gracie. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, running, skiing, camping and traveling.