Dr. Nadia Izbitskaya has extensive experience in both vocal performance and teaching. She studied with the eminent opera conductor and choirmaster, Leo Venedictov. For five years she was a singer, conductor and vocal coach for the Kiev Chamber Choir, one of the foremost choirs in the Ukraine. She traveled widely with the choir to perform throughout Europe and the former USSR and made many recordings. After completing her PhD, she was appointed professor in the Kiev Institute of Culture.
Dr. Izbitskaya moved to Canada in 1992 and established a successful voice and piano studio in Kingston. In 1998 she founded and directed the women’s choir Aurora, which over a few years developed a very sophisticated repertoire, including solo performances of art songs and operatic ensembles. In 2001 Aurora was chosen to represent Canada in the international Festival 500 in Newfoundland.
Having worked intensively in the Ukraine with professional singers, she now found a real interest in teaching those who wished to develop their voices. Every year her students have been selected to participate in provincial-level competitions in both classical singing and musical theatre, and some have placed among the highest ranked performers.
Dr. Izbitskaya finds her strongest asset as a vocal teacher is diagnostic and voice production technique. Perhaps her greatest satisfaction as a teacher is to be found in helping less experienced singers to "unlock" their voices and discover the potential of their individual sound. Dr.Izbitskaya is welcoming new conservatory students.