Associate Musician - Rob Cairns, M.Mus, B.Mus, B.Ed
Rob Cairns is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Music where he received both his Honours Bachelor and Masters degrees, and Althouse College where he completed his Education degree. Prior to this he attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, graduating in Technical Theatre. While at University he was presented with both the Albert Winslow Award in Choral Conducting and the Don Wright Scholarship in Vocal Music. Rob is presently a teacher at the , Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts in London, Ontario where he specializes in Vocal Music and Drama. As a conductor he works with Pearson’s grade 7 school choir, the grade 8 school choir, the Pearson Singers - a grade 4 to 8 auditioned choir, and Twelve - a group of select senior students who are given the opportunity to work on vocal pieces at a very high level of artistry. He also conducts the St. Thomas Youth Choir and the St. Thomas Children's Choir. The Youth Choir regularly tour overseas to participate in international choral festivals. In the summer of 2009 they were in Germany and France attending the Amberg International Youth Festival. In the summer of 2011, they had a chance to see Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral as they toured southern England. In drama Rob works with the grade 7 and grade 8's. Last year the grade 8's staged, "Othello" by Shakespeare, and this year they will be performing "King Lear" in January, 2013. Outside of school Rob performs as tenor soloist on various concert series in the southern Ontario. At Metropolitan Rob is the tenor soloist and Cantor for the Senior Choir, and is responsible for teaching and directing our various handbell ensembles. He also teaches drama to the mCamp Middlers and Seniors.