Marion Harvey Hannah recently retired from Cambrian College where she enjoyed teaching singing and directing the Cambrian College Choir for thirty-four years. During this time she was also on the faculty of Huntington University. She is a graduate of Ecole Vincent d’Indy in Montreal and The Opera School, University of Toronto.
In the early part of her teaching career, she performed extensively, was the winner of CBC Talent Festival, was heard in numerous CBC recital broadcasts with her husband, pianist, John Hannah, and appeared as soloist with leading Canadian choirs.
Sudbury offered a rich experience of artistic associations. She is a founding member of The Sudbury Opera Guild, and for many years, she had the pleasure of directing Bel Canto Chorus, one of Sudbury’s leading choirs. She has adjudicated at music festivals throughout eastern Canada.
Helping students discover their potential as singers has been most rewarding. They have represented Sudbury at the provincial and national levels of music festivals. Some of her former students have become teachers of singing, won prestigious competitions and performed internationally.