Margot Sim, classical voice and music theatre
Winnipeg born soprano Margot Sim enjoys multi-tasking as a teacher, adjudicator, conductor, and clinician. She holds a Licentiate diploma in Voice from the Western Board of Music and Associate Performance diplomas (ARCT) in Voice, Piano and Organ from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). Margot received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and her Diploma in Operatic Performance (with distinction) from the University of Toronto, studying with Mary Morrison. She has worked with the Canadian Opera Company, the Canadian Opera Company Children’s Chorus, the Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre. Margot is a member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association (MRMTA), the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Margot has taught voice at the Canadian Mennonite University for over 25 years. She teaches voice, combined voice/piano lessons, and Introduction to Musical Theatre classes at Linden Christian School (Grades 1-12). An avid supporter of the benefits of festival participation for performers of all ages, Margot is Vice President of the Winnipeg Music Festival (celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2018). She enjoys adjudicating multiple disciplines in festivals across Canada because it provides an opportunity to enthusiastically encourage performers of all levels of ability. In her spare time, Margot tries to keep track of her three daughters.