DENISE WILLIAMS (Singer/Voice Teacher/Founding Artistic Director/Producer) Denise Williams is a professional singer, and music educator. Her 30+ year international performance career has put her at home on the concert, opera, and theatre stages. Her most recent major appearances in Toronto have been as Monisha in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s concert performance of Treemonisha at Koerner Hall, and as an ensemble member in Mirvish’s North American premiere of The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Denise concentrates her time on performance education, and has founded No Strings Theatre with a desire to aid youth in developing their skills in music theatre as well as grow in their team skills for life. She was music director of NST's first few years for Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical , Into The Woods, and Once on This Island. Denise has been a private voice teacher for over 25 years, as well as RCM examiner and national adjudicator for over 15 years. As well as operating her own music studio, she is a certified advanced voice teacher for the RCM and voice professor for the Canada Christian College.
Professional memberships include Vice President of The Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA), executive of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS), as well as ACTRA and CAEA. Denise is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies in Community Music at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is pleased to be joining the Voice Faculty at Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Department.