Criselda Mierau (Artistic Director)
Our beloved artistic director, Criselda Mierau

Criselda Mierau is an accomplished pianist, singer, actress, and choral conductor. She has performed with Tommy Banks, Da Camera Singers, and Edmonton Opera Chorus. She was a choral administrator for the World Track & Field Championships Opening Ceremonies 2001. Criselda attended University of Winnipeg where she studied with nationally- and internationally-renowned conductors, performers and composers such as Dr. Bill Baerg, Jennie Regher, and Alice Parker. A talented accompanist, Criselda has played for auditions, festivals and stage productions, as well as workshops and reading sessions for Lydia Adams, Mac Huff, Linda Spevacek and Marc Hafso. She accompanied the Alberta Honour Children’s Choir under the direction of Linda Beaupre. Criselda enjoys her work with non-auditioned community groups to the extent that she considers it a life-long passion and a joyful experience. Under her joyful direction, the St. Albert Singers Guild has grown from one choir of twenty-four members in 1991 to two choirs. With the formation of the St. Albert Youth Musical Association, Criselda has infused the lives of countless children with joy and passion for music. This organization has blossomed into four choirs with 80 youth! One needs only attend one of their many concerts to witness Criselda’s talent and dedication, and her choirs’ love of singing!