Nancy Durance enters her eighth year of teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in International Education from the University of Bath, in Bath, UK, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (Vocal Major) from from University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, Canada.
As a singer in Canada, Mrs. Durance performed with Canadian vocal ensembles Camerata Nova and Canzona.
Under Mrs. Durance’s direction, Concordia Choirs have performed at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and and the Hanoi Opera House.
“Concordia’s community is hard working, strives for excellence and we also have a lot of fun together. Our students have fantastic attitudes and are going to be difference makers in the world. It is an honor to be a part of that.”
“I began composing music when I was 10, after being encouraged to do so by my piano teacher. My very first composition won first place in the Provincial Young Composers Competition; I was awarded a large trophy and $50, which was a lot of money for a 10 year-old in 1992! Since that time I have composed/arranged more than 30 pieces, some of which have been performed by Concordia’s Chamber Ensemble Orchestra. I have four awesome kids who also attend Concordia.”
Prior to joining Concordia in January 2013, Mrs. Durance taught music at schools in Regina, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
In addition to music, Mrs. Durance’s hobbies include anything active - cycling, swimming, running, hiking and travel.