Bruch & Ifland


Rebecca Ifland and Dawn BruchRebecca Ifland and Dawn Bruch

Dawn Bruch

Dawn Bruch completed her Bachelors of Music in voice at Montreal’s McGill University. She returned to her home base, Winnipeg, to pursue her Masters of Music degree at The University of Manitoba, where she is being taught and coached by several accomplished musicians including Tracy Dahl and Mel Braun. As a polished, sensitive and professional soprano, she has appeared with the Manitoba Opera, Prairie Performances, the Little Opera Company and The University of Manitoba Opera Apprenticeship.

Dawn’s previous accomplishments include representing Manitoba at the National Music Festival, where she was awarded the Jan Simons Memorial Trophy for Song Interpretation (2006). She was also the winner of the Herbert and Audrey Belyea Trophy (2006), and the University of Manitoba Concerto Competition (2004). Dawn is currently residing in Winnipeg with her husband and three cats. Her desire to perform to the best of her abilities is now being passed on to her students.

Rebecca Ifland

Rebecca is an avid musician with a passion for ensemble work. Studying with Laura Loewen and Judy Kehler Siebert, she earned a master's degree in collaborative piano performance from the University of Manitoba (2006) to add to her undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University. Beyond piano performance, Rebecca has also worked as a rehearsal accompanist for Manitoba Opera, a choral conductor, a private piano teacher, and a university instructor of both music theory and piano accompaniment. Her rich musical background and quick intuition allow her to connect with many vocalists and instrumentalists in recitals, competitions, recordings, and professional coachings. Rebecca lives in Winnipeg with her husband Orion and two young children.