KIYOMI HORI (they/them): Artistic Director/Manager
Kiyomi Hori experienced and versatile conductor and voice coach, specializing in working with young singers, and changing voices at all stages of life. As a member of the choral community in British Columbia since early childhood, Kiyomi has sung with many community and professional ensembles in the lower-mainland, including Phoenix Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, and Vancouver’s award-winning, Musica Intima. Outside of PSCC, Kiyomi runs a busy private voice and piano studio, passionately dedicated to bringing the same joy and healing spirit of music that they believe in into people of all ages and walks of life.
ERIC BISKUPSKI (he/him; they/them): Assistant Director/Administration
A lover of choral music and growing minds, Eric Biskupski has been committed to choral excellence and the teaching of children for many years. As a member of such esteemed Vancouver choirs as Musica Intima, the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and Cor Flammae, Eric has grown up seeing what choirs can do for the heart and mind, and lives by the lessons he’s learned from them. Since graduating from Mount Allison University, Eric’s time as a teacher of classical and musical theatre to children and adults with such programs as Light’s Up, Songcology, Arts Umbrella, as well as privately, has proven the power and joy learning music has for all ages.
Michael Park (he/they): Pianist
Michael Park is a composer and pianist whose work bridges the gap between real-world and musical experience. His Ted Talk Experiencing Disease Through Music has been described as moving, haunting, and an amazing translation of the disease. His opera, Diagnosis: Diabetes has received awards and high praise for turning an otherwise invisible illness into something the audience gets to experience. Michael is an active pianist, within Vancouver’s dance and new-music communities. He is also a founder and co-director of Art Song Lab.
GERALD VAN WYCK (he/him): Founder / Mentor
Founder and mentor, Gerald Van Wyck, conducted the British Columbia Boys Choir for over 13 years and is a popular children’s choir clinician and adjudicator across Canada. He is Head of Choral Activities at Vancouver Community College, where he teaches choir, conducting, and music history. He is also Music Director at West Vancouver United Church, and conductor of the Pacific Spirit Choir, West Vancouver’s finest community choir. Gerald founded the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir in 2009.
Web Management: Kiyomi Hori and Sophia Angus
Assistant Bookkeeper: Michelle Chornell-WVUC