Music Leadership Apprenticeship Program

As part of its educational role, the VCC offers young emerging musicians an opportunity to develop their music leadership and conducting skills through mentored study.


The program also aids professional connections, and is an excellent addition to the young artist’s curriculum vitae.


Isolde Welby

Isolde is an alumnus of the Victoria Children’s Choir, and an undergraduate voice student at the University of Victoria. She is also a Choral Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, and has appeared with the VCC as a soloist in the Pacific Baroque Festival. Isolde enjoys SLAM poetry, swing dancing, and writing songs for her chickens. Above all, she is excited to stay connected with the compassionate and incredibly musical VCC community as part of the Apprenticeship Program.

Jennifer Turner

Jennifer is delighted to be working with the Victoria Children's Choir this year as a conducting mentor. Jennifer is a classically trained soprano who has performed as a soloist with organizations throughout Victoria including Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria Baroque, the Philharmonic Choir and the Linden Singers. She fondly recalls performing in the chorus Pacific Opera's La Boheme in 2018 alongside members of the VCC. In addition to performing, she teaches voice at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM). Her musical training includes a M. Mus. in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma from the VCM Camosun Program where she was also involved in the Opera Studio Program. Jennifer has been a recipient of numerous awards including an Early Music Vancouver Scholarship and an Early Career Development Grant from the BC Arts Council. This is Jennifer's first venture into conducting and she is grateful to Teodora and all the wonderful young singers for this opportunity.