JENNIFER BERNTSON is a passionate choral artist and music educator. Inspired by a childhood spent singing with the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, she has performed with ensembles across Canada, including the National Youth Choir. Jennifer is the founding artistic director of Aella Choir, an ensemble intent on sharing innovative programming and compelling repertoire for women’s voices. She was the soprano section lead at First Baptist Church from 2014-2017, and while she was there founded the First Baptist Children’s Choir. Jennifer enjoys sharing her love of music through her voice and piano studios, working with students of all ages and levels. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Mount Allison University and a Master of Arts inMusic and Culture from Carleton University, where she studied the role of collective music-making in social movements. She currently serves as the Minister of Music at Glebe-St. James United Church.