Meet Our Staff


Artistic Director, Choir Director

Julie Deck: Junior Choir DirectorJulie Deck, B.Mus, B.Ed is thrilled to begin her third season as the Artistic Director of The Peterborough Children’s Chorus. She has been with the organization for 15 years either as conductor, accompanist, or parent. Julie studied organ performance and choral conducting at the University of Toronto where she was Assistant to the Hart House Chorus and the Choral Scholar for The Church of St. Mary Magdalene. She recently was chosen as one of 12 conductors to participate in the Halifax Choral Conductor’s Institute. Julie enjoys working with adult and children’s choirs, formerly having been the music director at St. John’s Anglican church. She is currently working in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and working the Kawartha Youth Orchestra’s afterschool program, UpBeat!


Anna Eidt

Youth Choir Director

Originally from a musical family in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Anna benefitted from a strong
public music education before taking her intense love of choral singing to London, Ontario and then to the Toronto District School Board where she taught vocal music and English for eight years. She spent five years as co-owner of a local creative retail business, Watson & Lou, and began her transition back to music education in 2021. Anna is delighted to help our youth singers develop vocal techniques and choral literacy
that will translate to all their future musical, academic, and leadership endeavours. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario and teaches in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

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Carolyn Hoy


Carolyn sang with the Peterborough Children’s Chorus for 16 years and is now a member of Electric City Singers. After graduating from the choir she joined the Board of Directors and in 2019 took on the role of administrator for the choir. Carolyn will be around choir events helping in the background. She is excited to enter another year with the choir and cannot wait to meet all of your choristers in person!