Music Theatre students sing with Suzie McNeil

Suzie McNeil and her performance with two Sheridan students, Rachel Drance Harrison and Nicola Hadjis.


Two Sheridan Music Theatre students had the opportunity to sing and perform with Canadian singer Suzie McNeil on Breakfast Television. Rachel Drance Harrison and Nicola Hadjis were also accompanied by Vocal Discipline faculty member Peter Kadar, who played piano.

McNeil was a guest adjudicator at the Pop Performance third year final assessment, which took place in December at the Buddies in Bad Times theatre in Toronto. Mary Lu-Zahalan, a professor of Popular Music Theory and Performance, said that Suzie asked specifically for Sheridan students to perform with her.

“She was so impressed by the students that when this opportunity to perform on both Canada AM and Breakfast Television came up, she contacted me to see if a couple of the girls she had seen at Buddies would be interested in singing back up for her for these two performances. They of course, jumped at the chance to add such a high profile performance to their resumes,” she said.

“They had one rehearsal and then the two performances. They were incredibly professional and the performances were outstanding. Both Suzie and her manager told me how impressed they were with them.”

A native of Toronto, Canada, McNeil was nominated for a 2008 Canadian Radio Music Award, a 2008 “Best New Artist” JUNO award, and was awarded The Canadian Independent Music award’s “Favorite Pop Artist/Group of the Year”.



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