Artistic Staff


Zach Goerlitz

Zac “Zedgie” Goerlitz, M.Mus., B.P.A., B. Ed.

Zach Goerlitz is a classically trained singer and certified conductor from Capilano University. His first Bachelor’s degree is in Performing Arts. He completed a Master of Music at University of Toronto in the field of Music Technology and finally completed a Bachelor of Education at UBC. He worked as a conductor, music director, music clinician, adjudicator, tenor section leader, composer, audio engineer and freelance singer in many ensembles and organizations throughout Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton and Summerland. Zach is very excited to build relationships and make music with Musaic in the upcoming season.


Dennis Nordlund

Dennis Nordlund is known for being an intuitive and sensitive music teacher who communicates his love of music by performing in many ensembles throughout the Okanagan. Dennis began his musical career in Vanderhoof, B.C. and continued studies in Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver. He acquired his A.R.C.T. through the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. through U.B.C. in Vancouver. He is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.

Dennis is an active teacher, performer, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and
clinician working primarily in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia. He performs as a soloist, as an accompanist for vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists, and theatrical productions, and as part of both a jazz trio and a chamber ensemble group. Versed in repertoire from many genres and ages, Dennis’ versatility is highly sought after by soloists and ensembles alike. He has performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Musaic Vocal Ensemble, the OSO Symphony Chorus, the OSO Youth
Orchestra, Soundstage Productions, Okanagan Valley music festivals, BC Performing Arts Festivals, the Penticton Vineyard Community Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Dennis can be found unravelling the mysteries and wonders of music with his students at his private studio in the old CPR station building in Penticton. There he teaches piano, music theory, composition and collaborative piano to students ranging from young beginners to advanced adults.

When he is not listening to or interpreting a musical score, Dennis enjoys playing tennis, golf, fishing, a good Pinot Noir, and spending time with his wife and four wonderful kids.