Baritone Mel Braun is a long-time colleague and collaborator at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in Winnipeg. Braun is well known for his Bach singing, with performances and broadcasts that have taken him all across Canada. Many new music premieres, along with innovative recital projects and choral collaborations, keep him busy as a performer. As a voice teacher and mentor, he has seen many of his students go on to rewarding professional careers. Together, Braun and Laura Loewen have toured Canada and commissioned numerous works, always evolving as recitalists and collaborators.