Miriam Davidson is an accomplished voice teacher, children’s educator, conductor, performer and adjudicator in Vancouver, BC. She teaches singing at her music studio, located at East 60th Ave. and Knight Street in Vancouver. She offers both in person lessons and online. She also teaches singing and conducts the women’s choir, the Real Treble Makers at Mt. Pleasant Community Centre, Music & Movement at Renfrew Community Centre and group classes for children and adults at the Shadbolt Centre and at Edmonds Community Centre in Burnaby. She has her Orff Level 1 teacher certification. Her kind, gentle approach combined with her knowledge, skill and experience have made her in demand as an educator for all levels and abilities in voice artistry and in early childhood music education. More recently, she adjudicated the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in Terrace and the East Kootenay Music Festival in Cranbrook.
Miriam is both a solo and ensemble performer. She was a principal alto singer in the Laudate Singers from 1996 to 2020, making her the longest serving member of the renowned choir. As of August 2020, Miriam is manager of the Laudate Singers. She sang alto on all of the Laudate Singers’ CD releases Christmas Journey and Songs Of Heaven And Earth, A Baroque Christmas, Celtic Journey, Voices Sax & Synand Voice of the Tangoas well as on the Elektra Women’s Choir’s CD A Child Of Grace. In 2009, she toured Chiba, Japan with the Laudate Singers and Sinfonia. During the Christmas season, she sings in and manages an a cappella vocal ensemble Caminando Carolers, the Angelus Singers and her seasonal solo voice & piano act. She has collaborated with accomplished musicians such as pianists Joel de Stefano and Jocelyn Pritchard, flautist Tanya Kliefoth and clarinetist Ross Curran. Her latest project with singers Melissa Howell, Andrea Unrau and Lia Wolfe is a vocal quartet called Serenata.
Miriam is also a recording artist. Her experience in jazz, pop and classical genres has given her music a distinctive sound. She released her sophomore album Second Take in May 2005. In 1998 she recorded and produced her debut CD Subtexts featuring Jon Roper and Marc Rogers. All but three of the songs on the album were written by Miriam. Miriam’s most recent CD is much different than the jazz of her debut album. Second Take appeals to a wide range of musical tastes but it especially appeals to fans of Sarah Harmer’s and Beth Orton’s modern takes on the female singer songwriter genre. Miriam has performed her unique style of music all over the Vancouver area as a solo voice and piano act as well as with her four piece band. With the addition of harmony vocalists to her live show, her music is perfect for intimate settings, concerts and festivals.
Miriam’s caroling groups, the Caminando Carolers and the Angelus Singers have been featured in many Hallmark movies over the last few years. If you are a casting agent and you’re looking for carolers, you’ve come to the right place. If you are a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies, you have heard and seen Miriam’s groups in the background.
To see and hear Miriam’s highly versatile work, go to her YouTube channel, Miriam’s Musical Musings. Please hit like or subscribe.