Jolaine Kerley is active as a soprano soloist, voice instructor, adjudicator, choral conductor, and clinician. She is currently adjunct professor of music at Concordia University of Edmonton, while maintaining a large private voice studio in Edmonton and area. Jolaine has been the artistic director of Ariose Women’s Choir since 2012, and alongside this role, Jolaine is the co-director of the Archbishop Jordan High School Choral program. Jolaine has received undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in voice and choral conducting from the University of Alberta, and a graduate degree with a major in voice and minor in choral conducting and music history from the Early Music Institute at Indiana’s Jacobs School of Music.
Jolaine has been heard frequently as soprano soloist in works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Monteverdi, Haydn, Scarlatti, Fauré, Schubert, Czerny, Pergolesi, and Bevan with choruses and orchestras throughout North America. Most recent solo engagements include Mozart’s Requiem at ACCC Podium conference, the title role of Venus in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Early Music Alberta, David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion with Pro Coro Canada, and Alan Bevan’s Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Jolaine will be performing Alan Bevan’s piece again this upcoming spring with the Portland Symphonic Choir. Other upcoming engagements include Copland’s, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson and Barber’s Knoxville with the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, and Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with Pro Coro Canada.