Marnie Setka-Mooney grew up in a jazz family and has also sung jazz her whole life. She is an incredible vocalist with a warm and welcoming stage presence. She has been a voice, theory and piano teacher for many years in Victoria. She is classically trained in Opera, but a true crossover vocalist singing as comfortably in musical theatre/jazz/ rock 'n' roll.
Marnie has taught voice at various places in the Victoria area including Music Together, CCPA -post-secondary Musical Theatre College-, Pearson College, and has been on faculty at Victoria Conservatory of Music for 20+ years, as well as her private voice studio at the Lake-Voice Care Vocal Studio. She has been a frequent guest soloist at locations all around B.C, as well as in Mexico and Europe. She has her AVCM (voice), and BMus-Vocal Performance from UBC, and was awarded (April 2008) the Certification level 1 qualification from Princeton's Music Together Center For Music and Young Children for outstanding achievement in teaching and articulating of the program. A past conductor of both Adult and Childrens' choirs, Marnie has been the Conductor of VIVA children's choir, St. Mary's Children's Choir, Crystal Singers' Womens' Choir, the Victoria Male Voice Choir, and is in her 5th year of conducting with SingVictoria Youth Choir. As of Fall 2018, Marnie has also been on the Board of the BC Choral Federation (BCCF), and is the BCCF rep. for the Central Vancouver Island.