Edana Higham, who hails from Sackville, New Brunswick, is pursuing her Master of Music Degree in piano performance at the University of Ottawa. During her undergraduate program she was a student in the studio of Professor Andrew Tunis, and graduated with her Bachelor of Music in June 2015. In the current academic year, she has received a teacher¡¯s assistantship as a student professor of piano-minor students. Edana formerly studied piano with Dr. Janet Hammock (Professor Emeritus, Mount Allison University) and with Dr. St¨¦phane Lemelin (McGill University). While growing up, Edana was a very active performer in the New Brunswick region performing both piano and violin in chamber ensembles, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Music Festivals including the Provincial Music Festival. Edana has
received scholarships from University of Ottawa and a bursary from La Fondation symphonique de Moncton. Edana has been a Young Artist at the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival at Memorial University of Newfoundland for three consecutive summers (2010-2012). In 2013, she studied with Jean-Paul Sevilla during a summer session in France, which led to a performance at La maison de la musique in Sorel, Quebec. In June, July and August 2015 she studied at the Centre d¡¯arts d¡¯Orford with Jean Saulnier, Richard Raymond and Benjamin Pasternack. Edana has become involved in the Ottawa teaching community: she has volunteered accompanying Kidsingers for The Leading Note Foundation, and has been a research assistant during her undergraduate years in the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory at University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Gilles Comeau. Edana has also become very interested in Bodymapping for musicians having had some private sessions with Jennifer Johnson a licensed Andover Educator. Edana is incorporating techniques from this experience in the pursuit of a career in piano performance and teaching.
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