From her roots as a classically trained cellist, Brenda Margaret Muller has gone on to create conceptual art events that weave together poetry, music and song. Working as a Musician, Poet, and Composer, as well as Artistic Director for the past 33 years, Brenda has created inter-arts events across the province, founded and directed the Ardeleana Chamber Music Society, and released 6 recordings with her trio, Ardeleana, including a CD of her original cabaret songs, Wolf At My Door, and the first CD to feature only music by Canadian women – Spinners of Starlight (1997). She has composed numerous art and cabaret songs which have been performed by community choirs and leading professionals throughout Ontario. She is the creator/composer of two story operas – Melissa’s Song and Jonathon’s Storm, both of which have toured across the province to the critical acclaim of enthusiastic young people. Brenda has commissioned and premiered over 150 works of music by Canadian composers. She holds an Honours degree in Music Performance from the University of Western Ontario, a Mus. Ed and Honours Specialist in Music from O.I.S.E. University of Toronto. She is currently the founder and Artistic Director of the Whispering River Orchestra, and Riversongs Festival, a 10 day Community Celebration of Music, Poetry and Art in Parry Sound, Ontario. The festival annually commissions and premiers between 3-6 works for orchestra or orchestra and choir.