Sharleen Joynt

2nd Prize Winner
2007 Brian Law Opera Scholarship Competition

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Biography prepared by Renate Chartrand from information submitted by the artist with her application for the 8th Brian Law Opera Scholarship Competition on 24 November 2007.

Soprano Sharleen Joynt, 23, grew up in Ottawa and studied with voice teacher Yoriko Tanno-Kimmons. She moved to Toronto and for two years studied Voice Performance at The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2005, she transferred to the New School for Music at Mannes College in New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Music and is presently in her first year in their Master’s program. Performances include the roles of Damon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Last April Sharleen was a prizewinner at the Palm Beach Opera Vocal competition. For next summer she is planning to travel to Germany to solidify her German.