The Team

DKSM Staff 

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Rochelle Drudge

Artistic Director 

Bachelor of Theology, CMBC - 1992; RCM Grade 10 Piano Certificate; Orff Level 1

 

Rochelle has enjoyed teaching violin, piano and music theory in Winkler since 1993, with one year spent teaching music in Loma Plata, Paraguay.  Her musical involvements have also included directing student strings ensembles, conducting children’s choirs, piano accompanying and playing violin or viola in various string ensembles.  She is the founder and director of Winkler’s Homeschool Harmony Choir (since 2009) and has directed community string ensembles and violin group classes in Winkler since 2009.  She is also the founder and program director of Cadenza Summer Music Week (since 2013). Rochelle and her husband, Kevin, have lived in Winkler since 1993 and have three daughters; Kayla, Hannah and Amie.

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Mary Jane Hildebrand

Bookkeeper 

Mary Jane is married to Darrel and a proud mom of three married children. They and their spouses all have a love of music which began by taking music lessons and being part of the school bands playing various instruments. She is grandmother of 12 grandkids, many of whom play a variety of instruments. She is privileged to be called mom and grandmother by other "adopted" kids and grandkids.
She is currently doing bookkeeping work part time for Coop@Home. She has done bookkeeping for many years for a number of different organizations. In the past she also volunteered with other organizations including Winkler Festival of the Arts. She has also been involved with various church related activities.
Mary Jane and Darrel are looking forward to spending more time with family and doing more camping and travelling in their semi-retirement.

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Sarah-Lynn Bergen

Administrative Assistant 

Sarah-Lynn graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Music in 2021. Sarah-Lynn worked as an administrator of Cadenza Summer Music Week in 2019 and 2022 and began her role as DKSM administrative assistant in the fall of 2021. Sarah's favorite activities include knitting, nordic skiing, and cooking with her partner, Paul.