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Meet the Composer of EMERGENCE June 3, 2018 11-4

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Ukrainian Treasures is thrilled to host an afternoon reception for Joanna Estelle. Composer/arranger/lyricist Joanna Estelle presents EMERGENCE: a compilation of works produced under her personal philosophy that “quality music uplifts humankind.”

Come and spend some time getting to know this local Ukrainian artist and her music. Enjoy the refreshments and pick up a copy of the CD at a special price of $15 cash. 

Estelle (Storoschuk) is a Ukrainian Canadian composer, lyricist, and arranger who has won the critical acclaim of audiences from Parliament Hill, Ottawa to London, England and Barcelona, Spain. 
Joanna is the daughter of the late Stephen and Nadia Storoschuk as well as the grandchild of the late Michael and Emilia Sharik. She was born in St. Catharines, attended the UNF Ukrainian school, was an active member of UNYF and graduated from Denis Morris Catholic High School. She studied classical piano and basic theory with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) as a young person but was not encouraged to pursue music as a career. Joanna subsequently graduated from Brock in Psychology and English and continued on to study management accounting. Nevertheless, her enthusiasm for music and composition never waned.
While building a successful professional career in Canada's federal public service, Joanna channeled her creative energies into composing songs and pursued private studies in modern piano, advanced theory and arranging. In April 2009, she completed an undergraduate degree in music as a part-time special student at University of Ottawa, graduating summa cum laude on the Dean's list as winner of the Faculty of Art's silver medal.
Joanna then left the public service to begin full time graduate studies in composition at York University, Toronto (September 2009), successfully completing the MA Music Program in April 2011. She pursued private studies in advanced composition with Larysa Kuzmenko at University of Toronto and participated in Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz's Abwoon Interspiritual Leadership Program, while working on commissioned pieces. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the University of Sheffield (UK).
Among Joanna’s many other accomplishments, her work has been arranged and orchestrated for performance and recording by artists and choirs in Canada, the United States, and Europe, as well as broadcast on CBC. Several of her choral works have been published by Cypress Choral Music (Vancouver, BC). Her well known Christmas carol Child of the Manger was included in a recording by Cantata Singers of Ottawa Songs of Inspiration: A Feast of Canadian Choral Music. Two of her choral compositions have been premiered at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa as part of the UNISONG festival on Canada Day (2004 and 2009). Her music has often been included in the Dominion Carillonneur's Summer Programmes which originate from the Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
In May 2018, Joanna and PARMA Recordings (Boston) released her CD EMERGENCE internationally.
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