Assistant Conductor - Adult Choir
Thomas Corken (he/him) recently completed his Master’s in Choral Conducting at Western University, where he was the Assistant Conductor of Chorale. He completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Hamilton where he had the opportunity to work with the Hamilton Children’s Choir as Assistant Conductor of Profunda, and as a rehearsal assistant for the Ilumini and Esprimas choirs with Zimfira Poloz and Melanie Tellez.
In the community, Thomas is the Assistant Conductor of the Pride Men’s Chorus of London, and sings as a choral scholar with the Huron University College Chapel Choir. He has completed his Kodály Level One certification, and has recently contributed to Dynamic, Choir Ontario’s online magazine. Thomas was recently named a Canada Graduate Scholar, and has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Deral Johnson Legacy Award in Choral Conducting. Thomas actively seeks out learning opportunities by participating in workshops and masterclasses, most recently conducting at the Niagara Choral Workshop and Podium 2022 with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.
Thomas is an active conductor, educator, and singer, and is recognized for his ability to bring positive energy to rehearsals, and creating a productive and supportive learning environment.