Mireille works with voice students of all levels, from children to adults. Her pedagogy is based in the classical tradition. She stresses the importance of being able to read music, healthy vocal technique, and ultimately the joy of communicating through song. Mireille’s students are active singers in the community and many have continued their vocal studies in classical voice and musical theatre in post secondary institutions across Canada. As well as being a busy adjudicator, she is a member of ARMTA (Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association), NATS (National Association of Teacher of Singing) and is an Affiliate Member of the Association for Body Mapping Educators.

Mireille Rijavec has been heard on the CBC as a mezzo-soprano soloist and has appeared with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, the Richard Eaton Singers, Pro Coro Canada, the Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra, Concordia University Chorus and Orchestra, Opera Breve Vancouver, Western Concert Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and in productions supported by Edmonton Opera. Mireille has also been presenting her cabaret Brie, Baguette and a Broad for over 10 years. She has appeared at the Edmonton Fringe in seven different shows, one of which as the inimitable Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, an operatic version of one of Julia’s cooking shows, which brought her critical acclaim. In the 2013 Edmonton Fringe, the Edmonton Journal said about her performance in Lost in Montmartre, a cabaret/wake in honour of composer Erik Satie, “…classical singer Mireille Rijavec is the sublime vocal highlight who helps you get lost in Satie’s Paris.”

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