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Tammy-Jo Mortensen completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Alberta under Marnie Giesbrecht and a Master of Music degree in pipe organ performance at McGill University with John Grew and Rejean Poirier.   She has an extensive church music background in many denominations.  In Edmonton, she has been the Director of Music at Robertson-Wesley United Church since 2003.  Previously she was the Assistant Organist at Avonmore United, the Co-Organist at Chalmers United, and organist at McClure United.  Tammy-Jo also held the job as Music Director at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in Sherwood Park for 5 years from 1998-2003.    While in Montreal she was organist and sessional instructor at the Presbyterian College, the organist at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, and was very involved at Christ Church Cathedral as a chorister for the Thursday plainsong evensong group as well as the Sunday evensong services, and also assisting with organ duties occasionally.
 
She has performed solo and chamber recitals in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and in the US, and has been recorded by CBC radio and television.  In 2009, she released her first CD as conductor of the Choir of Robertson-Wesley, the Robertson-Wesley Ringers, and the CD also has some tracks of organ solos.  For more info. please see the "Recordings" page.
 
In addition to her organ degrees, Tammy-Jo graduated from the masters choral conducting program at the University of Alberta in 2014 with Debra Cairns and Leonard Ratzlaff. 
 
She teaches privately and is the harpsichordist for the Alberta Baroque EnsembleTammy-Jo is also the Music Editor of Gathering Magazine, a quarterly worship publication from the United Church of Canada.
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