Ene Lomp was a student at Northern Secondary school. After receiving her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario, she returned to Northern to teach music and has been doing so for approximately 30 years, 16 of them as Head of Music. She currently teaches String and Band classes and directs the Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, String Quartet and Saxophone Ensemble. She formed the Northern Music Association in 1997 and continues to be their staff advisor. She has taken an active role in program and curriculum development and revision, organized trips and fundraising for the music department annually along with coordinating a minimum of 3 concerts per year at Northern and many others around the community. She initiated the Blue and Gold Note Awards and the Music Banquet in 1997. She produced the musical, “A Chorus Line” (1995-1996), was musical director for the school’s production of “West Side Story” (2003-2004) and “Guys and Dolls” (2006-2007).
Ene also has her business, special education and guidance part 1 qualifications. In the past, she has taught English, Business and a unit in the Gifted program at Northern.
During her tenure at Northern, the Music Department has received numerous awards at Kiwanis and the Ontario Vocal and Jazz Festival. The Concert Band was a national finalist in CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada contest, her students appeared on the CBC program “Smart Risk” and the Concert Band was selected to perform on the TV show “High Notes”. Northern’s ensembles have been selected to perform annually at the T.S.S.M.T.A. city-wide concert at Massey Hall. She received an award from the Director of Education for “outstanding dedication to teaching in music” (1999).
Former President (2005-2007) and Vice-President (2003-2004) of the Toronto Secondary Music Teachers’ Association, Ene has maintained her commitment to the association and music education in Toronto throughout her time with the Board. Additionally, she was violinist with the East York Symphony and the String Ensemble “Lyra Borealis””, music director for the Ontario Estonian Heritage Folk Music Orchestra and the Estonian World Festival for the “Kungla” dancers. She has performed twice at the International Song Festival in Estonia, one of the world’s largest, and she sings in the Toronto academic organizations’ choir “Oobik”.
Paul began studying music at an early age and sang in the Toronto Children’s Chorus under Jean Ashworth Bartle and the Mendelssohn Youth Choir under Robert Cooper. He continued his studies at the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School and also sang with the Ontario Youth Choir under Elmer Iseler and the Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble under Jerzy Cichocki. Paul received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, where he studied with vocal coach Lynn Blaser, and sang with the MacMillan Singers under Doreen Rao, and the U of T Opera Chorus under Sandra Horst.
After receiving a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, Paul began his career by teaching Ontario English courses at two international schools in China: The Yinghua-Bond Int’l School in Tianjin and the Huamei-Bond Int’l School in Guangzhou. Upon returning to Toronto, he continued teaching English at the TDSB’s City Adult Learning Centre. Paul returned to music in 2009, teaching band, keyboard, and steel pan at North Albion C.I. He moved to Northern in 2010, and is thrilled to be teaching courses in vocal, guitar, and music & computers. Paul enjoys conducting the choir at school events, and is excited that they were selected to sing at the Sounds of Toronto concert at Massey hall this year.
When not teaching, Paul remains active in the Toronto choral community and currently sings with the Cantabile Chamber Singers under Cheryll Chung, and is a lead singer at St. Clement’s Anglican. He also enjoys biking, canoeing, camping, and traveling with his family.