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Helen Pridmore

Music Department
Associate Professor

Office: RC 256.9
Phone: 306-585-5540

Research interests
Vocal Performance; New Scored Music and Experimental Music, especially by Canadian composers;Improvisation; Extended Vocal Techniques; Interdisciplinary Studies and Projects

Helen Pridmore enjoys a career focused on contemporary scored music, experimental music and improvisation. She has performed across Canada and the USA as well as in Europe and Japan.  Helen has performed with the voice/electronics duo Sbot N Wo, with the New Brunswick new music group Motion Ensemble, and as a guest with numerous other organizations, including Aventa Ensemble, the Five Penny New Music Festival in Sudbury, ON, New Music Edmonton, New Works Calgary, the Western Front in Vancouver, BC, Toronto’s Music Gallery, the Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, and more.  She has adjudicated at music festivals and given workshops and master classes in Canada, the US and the UK.


D.M.A. (Performance and Literature), Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, 1996

Mus.M. (Performance), University of Toronto, 1992

B.Mus. (Performance), University of Saskatchewan, 1983

Licentiate Diploma in Piano, Trinity College of Music (London, UK), 1984


  • Carnegie Hall debut in December 2012, performing the music of John Cage with the American Symphony Orchestra
  • Solo singer in the multidisciplinary production “Mirror”, part of the Euphonopen Project, presented by Inter Arts Matrix at the Open Ears Festival, June 2014
  • Helen’s CD with clarinetist Wesley Ferreira …between the shore and the ships…, released on the Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs label, won an East Coast Music Award for Best Classical Recording in 2013
  • Her solo CD Janet, released in 2012 on Centrediscs label, was launched with a tour to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary in 2013
  • With Motion Ensemble Helen has a CD in the Mode Records collection of the complete works of John Cage (“Variations”, Mode Records 129)
  • Several published articles in the Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Member of “Virtual Chorus” (video contributor) for there is no why here:  a multimedia music theatre project premiered in Bologna, Italy, March 2014.  A Production of Muziektheater Transparant and Teatro Comunale di Bologna in coproduction with deSingel, with the collaboration of GRAME Lyon