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Tracy Kasner Greaves

Tracy is entering her 14th year as Cantor at Congregation Etz Chayim.  She studied music at the Conservatory of Music and Arts including over 10 years of vocal training with noted vocal instructor Diane Berger and training at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and in the Musical Theatre Senior Performance Group. At the age of 16, Tracy began studying Chazzanut and Jewish Music with various cantors and Jewish educators. She began formal training in 2002, when she worked with the Cantor’s Assembly syllabus under the guidance of her long time mentor, Cantor Sanford Cohn. Tracy’s love of ethnic and world music led her to the Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble where she performed for over 20 years as a lead vocalist. Tracy served as the Ensemble’s Artistic Director for 13 years, where she enjoyed creating exciting performances, including co-producing and directing a full-length concert featuring Chai and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2002 and more recently,  she directed Chai and Rusalka in the opening ceremonies at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Under her direction, Chai has performed nationally and internationally including representing Canada at the Karmiel Festival in Israel. Tracy is a proud graduate of Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Education with a major in English and Theatre, Tracy returned to Gray Academy to be a General Studies and Performing Arts teacher. Tracy volunteered for over 8 years with the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education where is now its Immediate Past President. She is the proud recipient of the Larry Hurtig Jewish Communal Professional Award in 2015. Tracy is married to David Greaves and they have 2 children, Nesya and Aaron.

My Presenter Sessions

Sunday, March 11
 

10:15am