Deirdre Morrell-Ormerod holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from Acadia University. Under the tutelage of John Grew, Deirdre went on to receive a Licentiate in Organ and a Master of Music in Organ Performance from McGill University in Montréal. She attended the “Summer Academy for Organists” in the Netherlands, is a member of The Voice Care Network at St John’s University in Minnesota, and also studied with James Jordan at Westminster College in Princeton, New Jersey.
In 1988, Deirdre cofounded La Jeunesse Girls’ Choir with Marie Anderson, and joined in the success of the choir in receiving a gold medal in four international competitions. She is a recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship, and the first recipient of the Academic and Arts Award from the Town of Cobourg.
Deirdre now resides with her husband, Peter, in the village of Smith’s Cove, NS. She continues her lifelong dedication to music as a teacher, the organist at St George & St Andrew United Church, and as artistic director of the Annapolis Voices, The Fundy Chorale, and Treble Makers Children's Choir.