Paula DeWit is a well known musician and conductor with a great interest in the artistic direction of both choirs and orchestras. She has excelled with the support and encouragement of her friends, family and fellow musicians. After studying music at Queens University and the Canadian Forces School of Music, Paula played trumpet for the Canadian Forces for 11 years. During her tenure she was featured regularly as a vocal soloist. She performed extensively throughout Canada, the USA, Belgium, France and Germany.
A lifelong musician, Paula DeWit presently lends her talents toward conducting the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, The Starlets, Belle Voci a cappella ensemble, The Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choir and the White Rock Community Orchestra. She also arranges music and plays the trumpet.
Throughout her musical career, Paula has been committed to the pursuit of fine detail in the making of great music, and is dedicated to inspire each of her singers and instrumentalists to a high standard of excellence.
In addition to being a Rotarian, she is the founder of Belle Voci a cappella ensemble. After obtaining her conducting credentials at Capilano University, Paula has continued her conducting studies at international workshops in Canada and the United States.
Paula was recently nominated for the prestigious Canadian Heinz Unger conductor award. Ms DeWit is the recipient of a honorary Paul Harris Fellow.