Chelsea Chimilar has been the recipient of many scholarships including the Mary Louise Perkins Scholarships in Voice and the Kristin and Albert Stephensen Music Scholarship. Chelsea’s choral experience began at the age of 7 with the Mennonite Children’s Choir under the direction of Helen Litz. This 5 year experience led to performances with tenor Ben Heppner as well as an opportunity to travel to Vienna to sing with The Vienna Boy’s Choir. While in Vienna Chelsea also participated in vocal workshops with artistic director of the Vienna Boy’s Choir Gerald Wirth, and internationally recognized choral director Henry Leck. She also sang in the Balmoral Hall Advanced Choir and Quartet, and held lead roles in several Musical Theatre productions including CATS, Grease, Mamma Mia, Rent, and Hairspray. She has been actively involved in the Brandon University Opera Program, and has performed the roles of Tessa in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Chelsea Chimilar has recently completed the third year of her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance atBrandonUniversity, studying with David Playfair.