Student Scholar’s Program

The Ontario Male Chorus has awarded its Scholar Apprentice Bursaries this year to Kai Leung and Nathan Gritter. Kai and Nathan will join the OMC for the coming season, leading the baritone and top tenor sections respectively. The OMC is thrilled to these two fine and accomplished young gentlemen with the choir.


Nathan Gritter

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 at 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.

Kai Leung

Bio: Kai Leung is a third-year voice and composition student at the University of Toronto. He is the conductor of Mississauga Summer Chorale’s concert choir “Frisson”, the baritone section leader with the Toronto Youth Choir, and the assistant music director at St. Clements church. Kai also sings in the University of Toronto MacMillan Singers, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and the contemporary music ensemble “Toronto Voice Lab”. Kai is an alumnus of Cawthra Park Secondary School and the founding director of Cawthra Park Secondary School’s male chorus, the “Boys in B”.