Information for

2018 Camp Instructors

Anneli Loepp Thiessen, Director

Anneli Loepp Thiessen 2017

Anneli Loepp Thiessen will be completing her final year of a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Music Ministry in May, 2017. Her early piano education had a strong emphasis on composition and improvisation, skills she has continued to develop. Anneli has co-written three operettas, which have been performed by several musical theatre programs in Southern Ontario. Anneli is currently studying piano with Shirley Elias. Her recent piano education has focused on healthy engagement of the body, using the Alexander Technique as a basis. In 2015 Anneli was the soloist for the Mennonite Community Orchestra’s Fall Concert, and will be representing Winnipeg in the Senior Canadian Composers class of the Associated Manitoba Arts Provincial Festival Competition in May, 2017. Anneli won 1st place in the Verna Mae Janzen Competition in 2017, after winning 2nd place in the 2015. Anneli was honoured to be selected for the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee, which is preparing the next Mennonite song collection to be released in 2020. She brings an interest in how churches engage their youth in worship practices. Anneli is so excited to be returning to camp as co-director this summer, and can’t wait for the late nights, loud singing, and messy meals.d