Our Mission Statement

Nuova Vocal Arts brings together the finest Canadian vocalists and pianists in order to expand their talents, share their passions, and discover strong relationships. We proudly produce professional opera performances that showcase emerging talent while maintaining the highest artistic and musical standards.

We’re committed to spreading the arts throughout our community. Our desire is to educate and inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the rich artistic world of opera and music theatre.

Executive Board Members

Michelle van der Molen


Andrea Graham

Co-Vice Chair

Nadia Ivanchikov

Co-Vice Chair

Helen Hassinger


Virginia Briggs


Board Members

E. Harder
Elliot Harder


Olesia Toumine


Kirsten Castro-Wunsch


Staff Members

Kim Mattice Wanat

Artistic & Managing Director: Founder of NUOVA Vocal Arts

Mel Bahniuk

Artistic Administrator

Past Productions

Past Faculty

The heart and soul of any school lies in its faculty members; our past faculty are a testament to the incredible talent that has graced our stages over the years. Many of these relationships live on in guest visits, mentorships, and as part of our closely knit community.