Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the University of Toronto where she was named the inaugural Faculty Teaching Excellence Award winner in 2013. She holds the Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting. Artistic Director of Exultate Chamber Singers, a semi-professional ensemble in Toronto.
Author of more than eighty articles, her forthcoming book "I Didn't Want It to Be Boring" chronicles the life and career of Ruth Watson Henderson--a brilliant Canadian composer, whose rise was particularly meteoric. Through a series of interviews conducted over five years, the book provides a glimpse into the personality of a Canadian musical luminary.