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Hilary Apfelstadt

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Meet Hilary

Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is Professor Emerita of Choral Studies at the University of Toronto where she held the Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting. In 2013, she received the Inaugural Teaching Excellence Award from the Faculty of Music. While in Toronto, she was artistic director of Exultate Chamber Singers, a semi-professional ensemble, from 2013 – 2018. Hilary Apfelstadt has taught both in Canada and the U.S., working with public school, community, worship and university groups. She has conducted her university choirs in performances at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and at Podium, the national professional conference of Choral Canada. She has guest conducted numerous honors choruses and festivals through the U.S. and Canada, including more than 35 all-state high school choirs. She directed the 2014 National Youth Choir of Canada, and has conducted choral festivals internationally, in the UK, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Cuba. She has conducted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in live broadcast, and appeared at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She is a frequent adjudicator, clinician, and masterclass conductor.