Celia Tang, Clarinet & RCMusic Theory Teacher
(Meet Celia on Video)
MM University of Toronto, Clarinet Performance
BM University of Toronto, Clarinet Performance
Celia studied with Max Christie and Joseph Orlowski at the University of Toronto. She studied RCMusic Theory at Ware Academy of Music. She performed in the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Linus Chamber Orchestra and Musica Reflecta. Most recently, she won a concerto competition and performed it with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. She performs a variety of genres in her chamber ensemble Tutti!
Kevin Vuong, Clarinet, Saxophone and Recorder Teacher and Conductor
BM University of University of Toronto Clarinet Performance
A versatile clarinetist, Kevin has performed with the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra and the Chinese Artist’s Society of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and freelances in the Toronto area. Kevin also performs as a woodwind doubler in musical theatre pit orchestras, and with the Avenue Winds, a recently formed Wind Quintet freelancing in the Toronto area.
As a conductor-educator, Kevin is enjoys working with all types of ensembles, from community-based organizations to middle and high school bands. Kevin began his interest as Conductor’s Apprentice at TDSB Music by the Lake for three years working with Grade 6-8 band students. Most recently, Kevin was a featured band clinician at Richmond Hill High School’s Feeder School Band Day, and continues to participate in conducting symposia across Canada and the United States with the goal of pursuing graduate studies in wind conducting and music education.
Kevin recently completed his Bachelor of Music (Music Education) with Honours at the University of Toronto where he studied clarinet with Peter Stoll and conducting with Dr. Gillian Mackay and Ivars Taurins. Kevin was also involved as Vice President, Academic on the Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association, and as a Faculty of Music Student Ambassador.
Most recently, Kevin was a 2019 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra Conducting Fellow and completed a concert cycle as Apprentice Conductor with Orchestra Toronto, under the supervision of Michael Newnham. This upcoming year, Kevin is the Music Director for Ember Island Players’ in-concert production of Sweeney Todd and conduct the world premiere of a chamber opera for Green Room Music Toronto in April 2020, and music direct the Toronto Fringe Festival debut of A Perfect Bowl of Pho in July 2020.