Voice, Acting, Musical Theatre
Honours B.A. (Performance)
M.A. (Community Music)
At the tender age of 8, Ken Chamberland was given his first keyboard. Hours of playing and practicing soon allowed him to become the organist at the local French church at the age of 14.
In high school, Ken soon became proficient with other instruments such as the flute, piccolo and hand drums, leading and conducting both the symphonic and jazz bands. At age 16 he performed in his first-ever musical as the Tin Man in Oz. This soon led Ken to several local community theatre productions including the title role of Jesus in Godspell, performed at the Centre in the Square, Kitchener ON.
After high school Ken was accepted into Sheridan College, honing his craft. He was a lead soloist in second year in a production of Catch A Rising Star, and Graham Bell in Marathon of Hope, a new production directed by Jim Betts. Ken was also given the comedic role of Maitre D’ in Sheridan’s production of She Loves Me.
Graduating with High Honours, Ken is now a part of the Equity Actors union. Some of the highlights from his career include: Michael in Tic, Tic, BOOM! (Angelwalk Theatre), Matthew in the Toronto debut of Altar Boyz (Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts), chorus in Aida with the Canadian Opera Company (Four Seasons), Frankie in Plaid Tidings (Neptune Theatre), Jack Scott with Drayton’s High School Musical (2009 and 2010), Prince Charming with Disney Cruise Lines, and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Operetta Confidential, 2017).
Through his passion and enthusiasm for the voice, Ken has found a love of teaching and instructing many up and coming performers, and coaching, adjudicating and providing master classes for current professionals. Ken is very excited to be continuing his teaching at two leading colleges for Music Theatre Performance – Sheridan College (Oakville), and St. Clair College (Windsor). He has recently completed his Masters at Wilfrid Laurier University in Community Music.