curriculum vitae

EDUCATION
2017-2018
Master of Arts in English, University of Saskatchewan
2007-2009; 2012-2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English with studies in Drama and Jazz Music, University of Saskatchewan
2013 Theatre Studies Abroad in London, England. Facilitated by Dwayne Brenna, University of Saskatchewan. London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
2020
Tara Stadnyk & Snakes of Satan with Olde Crow. Millstone Winery. Full Moon August 3, 2020. Nanaimo, BC.
2020
Tara Stadnyk & Snakes of Satan with The Monarch. The Vault Cafe. Feb 22, 2020. Nanaimo, BC
2019
International Lady Rider Day. Performance with doom/metal group Snakes of Satan to celebrate women motorcyclists. May 4, 2019. Victoria, BC
2018
Rock Against Racism, Saskatoon. Performance with doom/metal group Snakes of Satan. Proceeds donated to Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and SAFE (Social Justice Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Forum on Education). September 28, 2018. Saskatoon, SK
2017
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Featured performer opening for “Richard III”. July 9, 2017. Saskatoon, SK
2016 
“Because it’s 2016” Event in support of Shayne Lazarowich and his NDP Campaign. January 30, 2016. Prince Albert, SK
2016 Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Featured performer opening for “Julius Caesar” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. July 16 (Opening Night of “Julius Caesar”), 24; August 2, 7, 12, 21 (Closing Night of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Saskatoon, SK
2014 Potter Auditorium, Dalhousie University. Performance for the University guitar students. January 16, 2014. Halifax, NS
2014 Singer/songwriter in Wolf & Wizard, a duo formed by Tara Stadnyk (vocals, guitar, keyboard, songwriting) and Jason Eastwood  (vocals, guitar, songwriting). Wolf & Wizard performed shows in Manitoba (including Grand Beach on July 1, 2014 with Wild T and the Spirit), Nova Scotia, and BC
2013 Singer in Mo’Love (Saskatoon) Tara Stadnyk (lead vocals), Musicians Christian Kongawi (drums), Gent Laird (bass), Sheldon Corbett (saxophone) Sauvelm McClean (keyboards), Ben Parker (guitar)
2013 Creator and Host of Open Mic at The Angry Taco Pub. July-September 2013. Waskesiu Village, SK
2013 Alumni Guest lecture and performance at Carlton Comprehensive High School Graduation, June 25, 2013. Prince Albert, SK
2013 Performer for the Canadian Challenge Dogsled Race Banquet, Prince Albert, SK. February 17, 2013
2012-2013 Soloist in the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble
2012-2013 Performer for Canada Nature Escapes (Tourism Saskatchewan) banquets and conferences held in Saskatoon, Regina, Big River, Christopher Lake, and Elk Ridge Resort, SK
2010 Big Mountain, Small Village Solo Tour, May-June 2010. Slocan Valley, BC
2009-2012 Songwriter and band leader in Jiva Tree (Saskatoon) who released two albums, “Kite” (2012, funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board) and “Self-Titled” (2010) and toured western Canada. Band members included: Tara Stadnyk (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Alison Stadnyk (backing vocals, guitar, flute), Allan Hundeby (drums), Nakul Aloni (tabla, percussion), Shawn Semchuk (cello, bass), and Michael Lett (saxophone). Saskatoon, SK
2008 Sasquatch Music Festival, July 31, 2008. Drayton Valley, AB
2008 Ness Creek Music Festival, July 20, 2008. Big River, SK

MUSIC RECORDING
2014
Tara Stadnyk live video recording of “Show Me” at Dalhousie University with guitarist Jason Eastwood. January 18, 2014. Halifax, NS
2013 Tara Stadnyk demo recording of “Grip Tight” and “Baby Blues” with producers Jamie Peever and Troy Denet (Peever Productions Inc.) September 12, 2013. Saskatoon, SK
2012 Jiva Tree, “Kite” album partially funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Produced by Tara Stadnyk and Efren Pereira (Starlab Recording Studio Ltd.) Mastered by Trevor Case (Earwig Lab). Musicians: Tara Stadnyk (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Alison Stadnyk (backing vocals, guitar, flute), Allan Hundeby (drums), Shawn Semchuk (cello, bass), Nakul Aloni (percussion) and Michael Lett (saxophone). Saskatoon, SK
2010 Jiva Tree, “Self-Titled” album produced by Tara Stadnyk and Efren Pereira. (Starlab Recording Studio Ltd.) Musicians: Tara Stadnyk (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Alison Stadnyk (backing vocals, guitar, flute), Allan Hundeby (drums), Shawn Semchuk (cello, bass), and Michael Lett (saxophone). Saskatoon, SK
2009 Tara Stadnyk demo recording of songs “The Seasons” feat. guitarist Steven Maier and “Price You Pay”. Produced by Tara Stadnyk. Saskatoon, SK.
2008 Tara Stadnyk demo recording with of songs “Dangerous Combination”  and “I Could Barely Speak” feat. Christian Kongawi (percussion) with producer, Darcy Beck. Saskatoon, SK
2008 Tara Stadnyk solo demo recording of songs “Consume”, “Promiscuous Cat Fog”, and “Milo Mills” with producer, Ian Dearborn. Saskatoon, SK
2007 Tara Stadnyk solo demo recording of original songs “Abel” and “Gypsy Girl” with producer, Jason Moon. Prince Albert, SK

MUSIC FOR YOGA & WELLNESS
2014 Live music for Moksha Yoga class with guitarist, Jason Eastwood, Halifax, NS
2010 Rhythm & Movement with Yoga Instructor, Jackie Jenson. Live music and yoga workshopat Meadow Lake Wellness Fair, November 3, Meadow Lake, SK, and a workshop for Physical Education students at Carlton Comprehensive High School, November 6, Prince Albert, SK
2009 Floragasm. May 5, 2009. Hosted by Fred Chlan, Flowers by Fred. Featuring Ryan Leier (One Yoga) leading a yoga class, with featured live music by Tara Stadnyk (lead vocals, piano) and the Come Full Circle Collective (Christian Kongawi- drums, Steven Maier- guitar, Fred Chlan- percussion, Cory Dean Smith- percussion, Tim Wachowicz- bass, Bryce Holcomb- guitar, Jennifer Rae- dance) The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE
2012 An Exploration of Spiritual Song & Dance: From Sanskrit Mantra to Medieval Hymn at Meadow Lake Wellness Fair, Meadow Lake, SK. November 3, 2012. Musicians included Tara Stadnyk (director, vocals, guitar, keys) and Nakul Aloni (percussion). Dancer and choreographer Kashmira Khadilka (Indian classical dance)

THEATRE PERFORMANCE
2015
Lead actress cast as four military saleswomen in The Generals Take Our Defence Minister Shopping a play by Michael Murphy. Performed at Saskatoon’s Fringe Festival. 
2011, 2012 
Singer, percussionist, and actor in music revue, Joe’s Café (New York, NY) by London singer/songwriter, Rupert Wates. Performed at Saskatoon’s Fringe Festival (2011, 2012) and Regina Fringe Festival (2012)

INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS
2015 The Star Phoenix Newspaper describes Stadnyk’s acting performance in Saskatoon play, The Generals Take Our Defence Minister Shopping: “Tara Stadnyk was delightful as a seductive seller of military hardware”. Review by Alex MacPherson, Star Phoenix Newspaper, Saskatoon, SK. July 31, 2015. 
2013 Tara Stadnyk interview by Ian Cowie in the Prince Albert Daily Herald. Interview on musical background and creating/hosting the Open Mic in Waskesiu, SK. July 15, 2013
2012 Prairie Dog Magazine describes Stadnyk’s vocal performance in New York music revue, Joe’s Cafe: “Wates is accompanied by Saskatoon singer Tara Stadnyk, who does a nice job of capturing the sadness and nostalgia in some of the pieces, with a clarity and strength on the high notes that sound like a good day in Nashville”. Review by Aidan Morgan, Prairie Dog Magazine, Regina, SK. July 8, 2012
2012 Jiva Tree interview with Craig Silliphant on 650 News Talk Radio, Saskatoon, SK. January 28, 2012
2010 Jiva Tree interview with Carrie White, The Golden Star, Golden, BC. Wednesday, February 10, 2010
2009 SOUL MUSIC. Jiva Tree interview by Craig Silliphant, Planet S Magazine, Saskatoon. Sept.24-Oct7, 2009

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2012-2013 Private voice student of interdisciplinary artist and performer, Lia Pas (MA Devised Theatre, Dartington College, UK. BA Honours Music, York University, Toronto). Saskatoon, SK
2011-2012 One Human Family Gospel Choir with Eric Dozier (Nashville, TN jazz musician and former director of the Harlem Gospel Choir) and Kim Pacheco (Raleigh, NC jazz vocalist). Two intensive vocal workshops (2011 and 2012) lasting four days, with a concert on the final day. Saskatoon, SK

GRANTS
2012
Art Venture Grant of $5000 from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the recording of Jiva Tree’s album, “Kite”

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