Nancy Nowosad received her musical training in Saskatchewan, obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Regina and an Associateship Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her teachers have included Dorothy Bee and Dr. Lyell Gustin. She also studied both saxophone and flute, and has been involved in a wide variety of bands and ensembles as a performer, clinician, and conductor. She has enjoyed a diverse musical career, combining private teaching with performing, accompanying, adjudicating, and various organist and choir director positions across Canada and while living in Germany and England.
Nancy has lived in Winnipeg for the last 28 years, where she maintains a busy schedule as a teacher of piano, theory, and saxophone. She regularly adjudicates music festivals and competitions in MB, SK, and ON, conducts workshops and masterclasses, and examines extensively for the Royal Conservatory of Music in both Canada and the United States. A versatile performer with many musical interests, Nancy continues to do some accompanying and church organ work, and plays jazz keyboard in the 17-piece Executive Big Band.
For the past several years, Nancy has facilitated at Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals’ Adjudicator Training Program, sharing her knowledge and years of experience with many others who have become active and successful adjudicators. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Winnipeg Music Festival, a member of both the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association and the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and has held various Executive positions with the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association.