Ontario Male Chorus

OMC awards “Tom Rayner” Scholarship Prize for 2018

The OMC’s sponsored candidate, Nathan Gritter, has been awarded the Associated Male Choruses of Ontario’s first prize scholarship for the study of music at the University level.

Nathan Gritter is a young tenor and choral conductor based in Mississauga. He sings in many choirs in Mississauga and Toronto including Resonance, directed by Bob Anderson, and the Exultate Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. In September he will be entering his second year in the University of Toronto’s Music Education program.

This summer, he is working as the summer student administrator at Choirs Ontario. He is co-chair of the board of directors for the Mississauga Summer Chorale and is the tenor section leader at Kingsway-Lambton United Church. In August he will join a select group of forty young singers from across the province in the Ontario Youth Choir, directed this year by renowned Canadian conductor Jon Washburn.

The Tom Rayner scholarship is awarded annually by the Associated Male Choruses of Ontario. Eligible candidates are students of music at the Grade 12 or University level, continuing study in music at the University level in the following year. The process involves each of the five choruses putting forward multiple nominations which are voted on by the scholarship committee. Past winners include Dan Ryan, Assistant Conductor of the Mississauga Festival Choir, and Canadian Opera Ensemble graduate Charles Sy.

Nathan is a very worthy recipient of this scholarship and the Ontario Male Chorus is proud to support him. Congratulations Nathan!