Artistic Team

Artistic Director
Dorianna Holowachuk

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Dorianna Holowachuk is the founder and Artistic Director of Ablaze Vocal Arts Ensemble Inc. Throughout her career, she has conducted choirs of all ages and abilities. In her over 20 years of choral singing experience, Dorianna has had the pleasure of singing in numerous choirs, including the 2010 and 2014 National Youth Choir of Canada. Dorianna finds joy in choral projects that encourage community building, and makes a deliberate effort to program works based on their artistic whole; drawing inspiration equally from the poetic text and the musical language. Dorianna is an active member of Regina’s music community as a singer, teacher, choral conductor, and clinician. She is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral where she enjoys fostering community through her work in the music ministry. Dorianna holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Regina. 

Collaborative Pianist
Lee Stubbe

Lee Stubbe (M. Mus., B.Mus.) started playing piano when he was 8 years old. Along with lesson repertoire, he spent hours playing music he loved by ear and jamming on his keyboard. He completed an undergraduate degree at the U of R in piano performance and music history, and a masters degree at Western University in musicology. Now, he enjoys a full-time music career of accompanying for singers, choirs and instrumental soloists, teaching piano students, and leading choirs in his role as musical director of a church. Along the way, he has cultivated improvising skills, not only on the piano but on harpsichord, in a historically-informed style.  Lee first worked with Dorianna over ten years ago, accompanying for one of her first choirs; he is thrilled to be working with her again for this project!