Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Chanel Rolle’s love for music became evident at an early age. Her musical journey began in elementary school where she was first introduced to music theory, as well as the recorder and steel pan. Consistently studying music throughout her primary and junior years, she continued her studies at the high school level at C.V. Bethel Senior High School. There, she was exposed to the world of classical music, instantly falling in love with it and led to her decision to study classical singing in depth. She went to the College of The Bahamas where she studied voice with Mrs. Audrey Dean Wright. While at the College she was a member of The College of The Bahamas Concert Band and Choir Soprano. Chanel Rolle, received her Associates of Arts Degree from The College of The Bahamas, Nassau in May 2014. Upon receiving a scholarship from the Nassau Music Society, in August 2016, she went on to continue her music studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada where she is currently majoring in Vocal Performance and Musicology. Throughout her career, Chanel has been a member of several national organizations such as the award-winning Bahamas Allstar Band directed by Yonell Justilien, the Bahamas National Children’s Choir and Youth Choir under the direction of the late Patricia Bazard and Cleophas R.E. Adderley respectively, and she was also a member of The Highgrove Singers directed by Adrian Archer. She has taken part in the Southeastern African-American Collegiate (SEAAC) Music Festival (2014), the America Cantat 8 (2016), the Harrower Opera Workshop, and looks forward to star in the role as Mustardseed in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Halifax Opera Summer Program.

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