Music Festival Info
Wendy Potter
Jr. Piano Adjudicator
Ms. Potter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Michigan. Academic positions held include Lecturer in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Michigan, and Coordinator of the All-State Program at the Interlochen Centre for the Arts. She has been recognized with several awards in both teaching and performing, including the Alice B. Kern Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Michigan), and the UWO Gold Medal.
Wendy has appeared as an accompanist and chamber musician for recitals at the University of Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music and throughout the GTA. She has also collaborated with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra and the Toronto Wind Orchestra. As a member the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicator’s Association, her work as an adjudicator takes her on extensive travel throughout Canada, as does her role as a senior member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Potter is passionate about the importance of teaching and performing music by Canadian composers and is currently the co-coordinator of Contemporary Showcase Toronto. She is a long-time resident of the Beaches Area of Toronto, where she has had the privilege of running a home-based studio as both a teacher and freelance musician for the past many years. Encouragement and validation are at the heart of her interactions with young people. She is committed to clear and knowledge-based communication, while being inspired by her own students every day.