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  • 1 Karim.......
    an ordinary guy who has been given extraordinary love. The expression of creative artistry is my language. Life is full of interesting turns... each day prepares me for the next.
  • 2 Life can throw so much at you,
    it sometimes causes your head to spin. It's wonderful to spin once you have mastered it. If you spin long enough, things can surprisingly become clearer.This state allows us to chose from a most colorful artistic palette.
  • 3 Change is in my blood
    I want to travel 'insideout' and enjoy the journey. I love to share moments in time through movement and sound, so I'm always ready for this creative adventure...
  • 4 Love life.....
    Don't live a life of regret ... Dance Life, Sing Life and Live Life!
  • 5 If life gets you down....
    Keep on looking up!

Music Resume

VOCAL EXPERIENCE:

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LPHS Musical Theatre
Grease
South Pacific
Music Man
How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Supporting  Role

Place des Arts- Vocal Performer for College Graduation Ceremony.
Vanier College Chamber Choir
Vanier College Choir

Ernest Family Singers Chorale 1996 - 2001

Guinine Faith Choir 1997 -1999
Gospel Workshop of America 1998 Philadelphia / Artist Showcase

Craig Hayes Workshop/ Performance 1999
Marvin Sapp Concert 1999
Ottawa Blues Festival 1999

Voices of Praise Community Choir
Ottawa BluesFest 2001

Glory 2000, Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale, Maggie Blanchard /Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
Art Matters 2001
Festival Gospel de Repentigny 2001
International Maximum Blues Festival of Carleton 2002
Jason Ray "Love on the Line" Album Release 2010
Natalie Choquette "Blue Mammy" 2010
Opera du Montreal Gerswin's  "Porgy and Bess" 2015



Jazz Repertoire 

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Morton/ Henderson: Jelly Jelly's Last Jam
In My Day 
The Whole World's Waitin' to Sing Your Song
Somethin' More
That's How You Jazz
Last Chance Blues


Jones, Quincy: Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Jones, Quincy: Is It Love That We're Missin'
Theard/ Moore: Let the Good Times Roll
Ahbez,Eden: Nature Boy
Strayhorn / Ellington: Daydream
Gershwin / Gershwin: You can't take that away from me.
Van Heusen: Here's that Rainy Day


Classical Repertoire

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Bach, J.S.: Magnificat in D major, Quia fecit mihi magna
Faur√©: Requiem, Op. 48   Libera Me
Adams: The Holy City
Handel: "Where'er You Walk" Semele
Handel: "The Trumpet Shall Sound" Messiah
Schubert " An die Musik"

TEACHING:

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1999 - 2005      Evangel School of Music,classes in vocal technique and vocal coaching
1999 - 2003      Evangel School of Music,  beginner piano for children
1997 - present  Private Studio: Voice Teacher
2000 - present  Private Studio: Voice & Movement  Teacher/Coach
2004 - present  Private Studio: Performance Coaching
2010                 Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts, Artist in Residence
2014 - present  West Island Music Academy, Elementary Glee Director


DIRECTING:

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1998          Assistant Music Director/Accompanist  Evangel Youth Choir
2001 - 2004   Music Director Inspiritus Creative Arts Ministries
2004 - 2010   Artistic Director Inspiritus Creative Arts Ministries
1999 - 2003   Music Director Evangel Youth Choir & Band
2001 - 2004   Assistant Choir Director  Voices of Praise Community Choir
2004              Director Voices of Praise Community Choir


COMPOSITIONS:

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Mercy (composer) performed and recorded by Jireh Gospel Choir
White as Snow (composer) June Festival of Music (Evangel)
You Are (arranger) performed by Jennifer Meade & The Voices of Praise Community Choir
Silent As The  Storm (music) written by Natalie Paul
The River (composer)


EDUCATION:

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Vanier College, Montreal, Canada

* D.E.C in Communications and Music, 1999

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

* Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Major in Vocal Studies 2004
* Bachelor of Fine Arts  in Choreography, 2008

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