PD Artistic Faculty
For over ten years, Michelle Mourre has been sharing her love of music with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School as a pianist and music teacher. In addition to her work with the RWB School, she has established herself as an engaging presence on the conductor’s podium while Conductor in Residence at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Andrey Boreyko, and served as Artistic Director at the Brandon Chamber Players from 2006-2010.
Ms. Mourre has been invited as guest conductor to the Victoria Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Grand Forks Symphony, Soundstreams Canada, and Groundswell. She also served as Creative Director for Grant Memorial Baptist Church and Music Director at Broadway First Baptist Church in Winnipeg for several years.
After her studies in Brandon, Ms. Mourre obtained a master’s degree from Indiana University, where she studied with Imre Pallo and Thomas Baldner. She is also the recipient of numerous honours, including the Heinz Unger National Conducting Award and the Jean-Marie Baudet Award from the Canada Council.
Throughout her career, Ms. Mourre has accompanied and coached instrumentalists and singers, and has recently been enjoying teaching piano, music history and theory at her home studio as well as the newly formed Winnipeg Conservatory.