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Wendy Nieuwenhuis

wendyWendy Nieuwenhuis graduated in the fall of 2012 from the Masters of Music program specializing in Organ Performance at the University of Alberta. Wendy has been studying music since the age of five, when she first began piano lessons. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano as well as a Church Music Diploma from The Kings University College, Edmonton AB, in 2010. After discovering the organ during her studies at Kings, Wendy then went on to study organ with Dr. Marnie Giesbrecht at the University of Alberta at the graduate level on a full scholarship. Wendy has been the recipient of many academic and musical scholarships during her post-secondary career, including the Louise McKinney scholarship, Jacobus Kloppers Memorial Organ Scholarship, deGroot-Reitsma Music Scholarship, Jubal Fine Arts award, Robert Tegler Music Award, Jason Lang scholarship, University of Alberta Recruitment Scholarship, Beryl Barns Memorial Award and more.

Most recently, Wendy was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier graduate level Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant from the Federal Government as well as receiving the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Candian College of Organists. Wendy currently serves as the Royal Canadian College of Organists Regional Director of Alberta and Saskatchewan, in addition to being the Education Coordinator of the local RCCO Edmonton Centre. She enjoys the opportunity to be a part of the local organization and share her love of the organ, and recently performed an organ recital here in Edmonton as part of the RCCO concert series Organic. Wendy has been working as an accompanist, piano teacher and freelance musician over the past year and is excited about the opportunity to share her love of music with others.