Cheryl Bower, Founder

Cheryl is the fiercely passionate creator of Voices Rock Canada©. Her drive, energy and positive attitude have made VRC a success from the initial pilot project in April, 2016.

Cheryl is a life-long musical enthusiast and has done extensive fundraising in service to children, which include The Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto Children’s Breakfast Program and Nunavut clothing drive.


She has taken part in numerous stage and music projects over the past 35 years, including appearing on stage as a soloist at Koerner Hall (Toronto) and Carnegie Hall (New York, New York).


Cheryl has a keen understanding of the benefits of music in people’s lives. She strongly believes in the power of music and the building of communities. Her motto for Voices Rock Canada is “Creating musical communities, one note, one song and one person at a time.”

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Anthony Bastianon, Artistic Director

Driven by musical excellence and endless energy, Anthony leads the members of Voices Rock Canada, to new heights in musical performance. His work as a music director, conductor, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and producer has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years.  His versatility has brought him opportunities to work with pop singers such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, and Josh Groban; music theatre icons such as Andrea Martin and Michael Burgess; and countless superb local and international musicians.

An award-winning musician and composer, Anthony has been the musical director of over 200 theatre productions and has composed music in all genres. With a Masters Degree in Education, he keeps close ties to working with young people whenever possible through his work as founder of Theatre Atoms and as a faculty member at Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program.


Anthony encourages creativity, inspires excellence, and motivates the VRC choir members to find enjoyment and passion for music.

Josie Vint, General Manager

Josie brings with her a mixed background of arts administration, music performance and music teaching.


She has over 20 years experience in Arts Administration and Registration, with Roy Thomson/Massey Halls, the AGO and Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra.


Having trained professionally in Music Theatre in her youth, in 2007 Josie found her way into teaching early childhood music with the world renowned program Music Together, and has had the immense pleasure of teaching hundreds of families the joy of family music-making. In 2013, the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Josie the Music Together Certification Level l status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy and parent education.


Josie has also performed for years as a children’s entertainer, and has joyfully sung in many choirs since she was 13 years old, occasionally performing as a soloist.


She has a passion for bringing music and people together and firmly believes that anyone can be musical if they want to be.

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