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Originally from Edmonton, Alberta (Treaty 6), Spencer Kryzanowski is a répétiteur, vocal coach, and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario (Treaty 13). He is currently pursuing a Diploma in Operatic Performance (Operatic Répétiteur) at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he is the répétiteur for Against the Grain Theatre's Opera Pub series in Toronto, a mentor with Opera InReach, music staff with Pop Goes the Opera, and a piano and theory teacher.

Spencer believes strongly in equity, diversity, and inclusion in the rehearsal room and in the teaching studio. For Spencer, creating safe, collaborative spaces where everyone's voice and input is valued is essential for all projects. 

Spencer has participated in a number of prestigious training programs including the Opera in the 21st Century program at the Banff Centre, St. Andrew's Opera Workshop, and Opera NUOVA. Spencer recently made his European debut with Berlin Opera Academy, assisting as répétiteur on Hänsel und Gretel. Other recent répétiteur credits include a comedic triple-bill of Hindemith's Hin und zurück, Offenbach's Monsieur Choufleuri, and Douglas Moore's Gallantry. Other credits include Copland's The Tender Land ; Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia; Puccini’s La bohème (répétiteur/assistant conductor); Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi; Puccini’s Suor Angelica (music director); and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Spencer will make his conducting debut at the University of Toronto in January 2023, conducting Disobedience, a new opera written by UofT's Student Composer Collective. 

Spencer completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Distinction) at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, where his primary mentors were Dr. Milton Schlosser and Inna Luzanac. 

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