Joy McFarlane-Burton of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has studied voice with respected Saskatchewan teachers Georgina Terry, Marilyn Whitehead, and Lisa Hornung. Joy holds a Royal Conservatory of Music Associate Diploma in Singing Performance, and studied Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Saskatchewan with the late Professor Dorothy Howard. She is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association and is a Registered Music Teacher (SRMTA-CFMTA). Joy currently serves as the President of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals.
Joy has adjudicated extensively, and is an active and enthusiastic teacher, clinician, and coach, working with developing singers from across West Central Saskatchewan. Joy has enjoyed attending vocal masterclasses at FCMF National Music Festival since 2007, learning from some of the finest vocal pedagogues in Canada. In 2013 she took part in a NATS Workshop in Spokane Washington, dealing with the changing adolescent voice, and children’s voices. Joy has been an Instructor at the Summer School for the Solo Voice for 15 years.