Terry holds her ARCT in voice and piano and has been teaching for over 50 years. She took her advanced studies with mezzo soprano Phyllis Mailing and piano with Edward Parker.
Her students have won countless top awards at local and Provincial festivals. The Logan Studio has won over 20 Provincial Conservatory Gold medals for excellence in practical exams from grade 1 to ARCT.
Choral music is her passion. As a teenager, Terry formed her first youth choir and also sang in the Vancouver Cantata Singers under James Fankhauser. Her last youth choir, Chantant, won numerous local and provincial awards as well as being recommended to the National level. She has given choral and vocal workshops around the province.
Terry has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has sung many operatic roles with the Kelowna Opera. Among them, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro and Papagena in The Magic Flute.
She has been conductor of the Aura Chamber choir and currently conducts the Ancora Women’s Ensemble, The Vernon Community Singers and the Melodia Singers.
Susan Bertoia is a professional theatre artist, director and teacher. She also serves as an adjudicator at drama and speech arts festivals throughout BC for over 18 years. She is delighted to be a part of the Cariboo Festival and supporting the arts in the community.
Her dynamic artistic practice with specialization in physical theatre and mask performance, make her a well-respected and sought out artist in Canada. She is an award-winning theatre actor; an Adjunct Professor in UBC’s Theatre Department; an independent teaching artist in residence at secondary and elementary schools; a director of theatre and film; a playwright; a physical dramaturg and often creative director for large scale theatre productions in the Lower Mainland. Recently Susan was awarded the ‘Excellence in Drama Education’ through ABCDE. Her training includes: BFA (UBC Theatre), Commedia (Piccolo Teatro di Milano and Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre) and physical theatre practice (Jeremy James); Devised Theatre (Frantic Assembly).