Tracey Stabback, OCT, B.Mus, B.Ed, is a performer, composer, and teacher who hails from Dartmouth, NS and has attended Mount Allison University, Neptune Theatre School, and the University of Ottawa. For over twenty years Tracey has been performing, conducting choirs, and teaching private and group music lessons to all ages. Her students are successful participants in the Kiwanis Music Festival, RCM Examinations, and throughout the community as performers in theatre, choirs, and talent shows. A number of her students have been admitted to the Vocal Program at Canterbury High School. Tracey’s favourite roles include Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music and Second Lady in The Magic Flute.
Tracey is a vocal clinician and workshop instructor, and maintains an active home studio and tutoring centre. She has been the director of the St. Andrew’s Children’s Choir since the fall of 2012 and is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. As someone who enjoys both teaching and making music, Tracey continues to create new music for a variety of instruments and sings with the newly formed vocal ensemble, Trio Pensato.
2017 Summer Camp Staff:
Director/Cheorgrapher/Dramaturge: Erin Burgess
After an amazing experience at Stabback Music Camp last summer, Erin is thrilled to be back and directing this year’s production of Shrek! Since last summer, Erin has joined Beaches Dance and Music Studio in Toronto as a full time dance teacher. She teaches a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary dance. Outside of teaching, she can be seen performing in musicals, plays, corporate fundraisers, and dance theatre. Recent credits include: Playing With Angels (Newmarket National Play Festival), Grease (Mandell Entertainment Group), Songs for a New World (First Act Productions), and The Sound of Music (Lower Ossington Theatre). She also recently filmed her first TV episode of Paranormal Survivor as the leading actor. In her spare time, Erin teaches dance and theatre workshops around the GTA, as well as commissioned choreographies. And if she ever has a moment to herself, she spends it reading, painting, singing, writing, doing yoga, or dancing in her apartment! She is so excited to be back this year, to explore more of Ottawa, and build stronger relationships with this amazing group of students she adored working with last year!
Introducing Ella Storey. This is her first year working at the Stabback Music Studio and she is very excited! Ella just finished her first year in Vancouver, British Colombia studying acting at Studio 58. Her previous training includes various high school and community productions and classes in Ottawa and then two years in Montreal in the BFA theatre program at Concordia University. Ella was most notably a happy member of Suzart Productions, The Savoy Society of Ottawa and a performer/critic with the Canada Capital Cappies. In high school, she was nominated for the Best Ensemble in a Play category for the Cappies ceremony and performed a solo with the ceremony choir at the National Arts Centre. Ella is thrilled to bring her various experiences and love of theatre to the team. She is looking forward to working with kids, other professionals and lots of artistic ideas to help put something spectacular together!
Mercedes Rivoire, trained with Canadian School of Dance where she studied jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. She recently graduated St. Lawrence College – Music Theatre program. While attending St. Lawrence she participated in shows including Les Belles Soeurs, where she played Rose Ouimet and Twelfth Night, where she played Sir Toby Belch. She has also participated in two revue shows of the schools Diva franchise, where she performed musical theatre and pop hits through the ages. Mercedes looks forward to returning to the Stabback Music Studio this June!