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Meet Our Board & Staff

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Rozalind MacPhail 

Rozalind MacPhail brings over 25 years of experience working in the music industry. In her role as Executive Director and Vice-President of AFM Local 820, Rozalind helps musicians learn about pension, instrument insurance, filing contracts, applying for U.S. touring and more. Outside of the office, Rozalind works as a touring artist, film composer, session musician, music educator and life coach.

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Kate Read
Board Member

In 2013, after almost 10 years, Kate Read returned to Newfoundland and rejoined the Atlantic String Quartet (winners of MusicNL Classical Musicians of the year, 2021) and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra as Principal Violist, where she had already played for 3 seasons between 2001 and 2004. Kate is also the violist of Dark by Five, resident ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music, Harbourlight Piano Quartet and Principal Violist with Opera on the Avalon.


In 2005 Kate won a position with the internationally renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra, London, England, where she was a member of the viola section for 6 years. During her time in London she also regularly played with the distinguished Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra of London, touring the major concert halls of the world. In 2011 the draw of chamber music combined with the lure of astonishing natural surroundings led Kate to the north of Norway to play with chamber group MiNensemblet, with whom she performed throughout Norway and internationally.

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David Sharp
Board Member

Dave Sharp is the contractor and co-band leader of the musical group, Idlewild. He plays Celtic Flute, Silver Flute, Whistle, Recorders, Mountain Dulcimer, Epinette, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Cittern, Clawhammer Banjos, Guitar, Fiddle, Dance Caller, Storyteller, Puppeteer, Bodhran, teaches and sings tenor vocals. Dave has an extensive collection of world flutes that he plays.


Dave has played music with many ethnic groups from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and writes and composes music in a variety of styles.


He enjoys researching and playing all kinds of ethnic and traditional tunes. He is also an animator/illustrator (network television for 19 years), Professional Sculptor, commercial artist, instrument maker, draftsmen and woodcarver. Dave has been the Business Agent for the American Federation of Musicians, Local 104 for the past 21 years.

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Jamie Moran
Board Member

Born and raised in Pouch Cove, Jamie Moran has been a gigging musician and mentor in various music circles for the past eight years. A recent graduate of the MUN School of Music percussion program under the instruction of Rob Power and Bill Brennan, Jamie has performed with many ensembles during his time at MUN including the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, MUN Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Choir. Outside of school, Jamie performs with multiple local Newfoundland folk bands, such as The Celtic Fiddlers and The Colonial Bhoys. Within these groups, Jamie plays many different instruments, such as the guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran, banjo, drums, and he also sings. 


In 2020, he received the Dermot O’Reilly Legacy Award for his support and conservation of the traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in 2021 he received the Award for Outstanding Self-Directed Learning from MUN for his Gerald S. Doyle Newfoundland Songbook project. Past performances for Jamie include the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, George Street Festival, and he has toured the Kittiwake Coast as a Cultural Ambassador for the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation.


As a teacher, Jamie has taught percussion as part of the MUN Junior Band Week and folk music through the Young Folk at the Hall program, He currently teaches private music lessons and is in the Bachelor of Music Education program at MUN to teach in the school system. In Fall 2020, he joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Band Association as a student representative and will be part of talks with music educators throughout Newfoundland and Labrador regarding music education in the K-12 school system in the province.

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