Margaret King

Margaret King (B. Mus. Piano Performance, ARCT Piano Pedagogy, Member of ARMTA) grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan where she began her musical studies with her mother, Marilyn King. During this time, Margaret was privileged to be part of many choral and instrumental ensembles. From Swift Current, she moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where she earned her Bachelor of Music at University of Lethbridge and also taught at the University Conservatory. Since moving to Edmonton in 1995, she has been the pianist with numerous choirs/choral programs including The Cantilon Choirs, Edmonton Children's Choir, Singspiration, the Greenwood Singers, Ante Meridiem, Vocal Alchemy, Pro Coro Canada and, most recently, Chandra Tala. She has also enjoyed collaborating with the voice students of Jolaine Kerley at Concordia University of Edmonton since 2012.

Writing music began with Margaret's love of ‘making up stories’ on the family piano at her home in Swift Current. To date, most of her music has been written for choirs (children's, women's, mixed). One of the highlights was the award of a commission to write ‘Migrations’ for the 23rd International Kodály Symposium and Festival, held in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, in August 2017, which was performed by the Calgary Girls Choir and the Borealis String Quartet, under the direction of Elaine Quilichini! Margaret's latest commissions (2020) are a set of five pieces for the Calgary Girls Choir 25th Anniversary celebration and a TTBB score for the ‘New Choral Works for the Edmonton Community’; project, commissioned by Pro Coro Canada.

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