Michelle Chyzyk, Director
Home Town: Neepawa, MB
Current Home: Virden, MB
Michelle Chyzyk graduated from Brandon University with the Gold Medal in Music Education, also obtaining an Applied Degree in Piano Performance with First Class Honours.
During her 30 year career, Michelle has created a large community choral network in her hometown of Virden and throughout Westman. Michelle has been an elementary music educator and currently teaches choral music and drama at Virden Collegiate.
Mrs. Chyzyk has conducted the WMYC on 8 occasions, the EMYC, the Winnipeg Divisional Honour choir, the Provincial Honour Choir 3 times, and she has served as a workshop clinician through the province. Michelle was the proud recipient of a YMCA Women of Distinction Award in 2000, The Hope Medal from the Lions Club for Outstanding Community Charitable service in 2002, the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, a Fort La Bosse Outstanding Employee Award in 2014, and an Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Manitoba in 2016. Michelle has a passion for Musical Theatre, having worked on 36 various productions. She serves as the Westman Rep on the board for the Manitoba Choral Association and also is a member of the Virden Auditorium Theatre Board.