Patricia & Gerald Neufeld
Emerging Artist Program

Supporting a New Generation of Choral Artists

The Guelph Chamber Choir launched the Emerging Artist program in 2021, as an opportunity for musicians to bridge the gap from emerging to established, while in the early stages of their careers.

We’re excited to announce the official naming of our Emerging Artist Program, honouring our founding Artistic Director.

The Patricia and Gerald Neufeld Emerging Artist Program (Neufeld Emerging Artist Program) will support young choral artists and conductors as they begin their careers, in a special program with the Guelph Chamber Choir.

This program is aimed at artists under the age of 30 who will work together with the Artistic Director to create a program addressing specific goals of each successful candidate, such as singing and conducting opportunities, understanding non-profit management, curation of concert repertoire, social media development, and reaching out to the community through outreach programming and implementation (SingOUT).

Successful candidates will provide leadership at rehearsals and receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the season.

If you know a young artist who should apply, please have them contact us at for details.

We would like to recognize the support of contributing sponsor, Bisson Dentistry for the 2023/24 season.

2023 – 2024 Emerging Artists

Previous Emerging Artists


Emerging Artists - Finn Steinke and Silas Chinsen

We would like to thank the 2022/23 season sponsor:


In the program’s inaugural year, the Guelph Chamber Choir proudly named Autumn Debassige, Alto, and Ben Sproule, Tenor, as the first-ever Emerging Artists.

2021-22 GCC Emerging Artists - Community Outreach