From humble beginnings in Delta, B.C, Aaron started his musical journey at the age of 4 on the piano, studying with Maureen Edwards. He took...
KPU Music, Class of 2007 grad Tiana Malone holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Montreal. After studying with the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Opera Studio, touring with Pacific Opera Victoria’s Young Artist’s Program, performances with the National Theatre School of Canada, and private music teaching in Vancouver, Victoria, and Montreal, Tiana went on to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Concordia University and became a Certified Music Therapist (MTA). Tiana spent time with MacPhail Centre for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she worked with individuals from age 2 to 109 providing music therapy services, specializing in Glee Clubs for adults with developmental disabilities. She kept her opera chops going during that time, under conductor Mischa Santora performing as Marcellina in the Marriage of Figaro in and as Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti.
After returning to Montreal, Quebec in 2016, Tiana has continued to provide music therapy services across the spectrum of life – from premature babies, to kids with autism, to adults with mental health challenges, to older adults with dementia. She is currently a practicum supervisor and part-time faculty member in music therapy at Concordia University. She is a board member for the Association québecoise de musicothérapie, the Music Hive and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. She also conducts the Enchanté choir for staff and volunteers of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. In her spare time, she walks her dog, participates in community theatre and likes to cook with her husband.