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Board of Directors

Anne-Marie Donovan

Michael Donovan

Fraser Jackson, Vice Chair

Portrait of Fraser Jackson

Fraser Jackson is a member of the bassoon section of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and is on the teaching faculty of the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is also a co-director of the Cammac Summer Music Festival in Quebec. In the past, he has served as Head of Winds, Brass and Percussion at the Glenn Gould School and Artistic Director of the Scarborough Philharmonic.

Ann Weir, Treasurer

Portrait of Ann Weir

Ann Weir is a senior financial executive with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sector. She has demonstrated leadership governance, financial risk management and strategy development. Ann currently servies as the Chief Audit Executive for eHealth Ontario and has previously held the positions of Chief Administrative Officer at the OACCAC and Chief Financial Officer at President's Choice Financial. She is a Chartered Accountant-Certified Public Accountant, holds an ICD.D designation and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.

James McLean

Portrait of James McLean

James McLean is a Torontonian by birth and completed his education at the University of Toronto (MusBac 1980, MA 2015). His career as an opera singer has spanned more than 3 decades, beginning in Canada and continuing in Europe, where he sang on major stages across the continent including; Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf/Duisburg), Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munich), Teatro Nacionale São Carlos (Lisbon), Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi (Trieste). Since his return to Canada in 2008 he has sung with Tapestry Opera (Toronto) and Opera Lyra (Ottawa). James teaches singing in Toronto and at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo).

“Summer programs play a critical role in the development of an aspiring opera singer's education. They gave me an opportunity as a young singer, not only to learn an important solo role, but also to measure myself against the talent outside of my regular sphere of study.”

Our generous 2019 LROW Scholarship Fund Donours: Anon, Anon, Anon, Peter Daly, Patricia Daly, Fraser Jackson, James McLean, Mersynergy Charitable Foundation, Anon, Adam Rolland, Paul Truelove of Danwood Chiropractic Clinic, Roy Weir