Biography

Paula DeWit. Music Director and Conductor.

 

Ms. Paula DeWit is a well known musician and conductor with a great interest in the artistic direction of both choirs and orchestras. She has excelled with the support and encouragement of her friends, family and fellow musicians.

After studying music at Queens University and the Canadian Forces School of Music, Paula played trumpet for the Canadian Forces for 11 years. During her tenure she was featured regularly as a vocal soloist. She performed extensively throughout Canada, the USA, Belgium, France and Germany.

After obtaining her conducting credentials at Capilano University, Paula has continued her conducting studies at international workshops in Canada and the United States. She has studied conducting with maestros John Van Liempt, Lars Kaario, Christopher Zimmerman, David Hoose, Clyde Mitchell and Ken Woods. Paula was a student of vocal pedagogy and voice with Dr. Caroline Harder and Heather Pawsey, and studied trumpet under Gerrit DeWit, Wayne Tindale, Marty Van der weerd and Alain Pinault.  DeWit is a proud Rotarian.

 

Paula DeWit, Music Director of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus