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Welcome

Please note that this site is now a retrospective up until 2013, filled with music,
photos, stories, nostalgic reminiscences, quotes, testimonials, great events and greater memories that I will forever cherish.

Please feel free to stay and browse.

For up-to-date current information on Flo's Vocal Arts Studio,
Nightingale Productions and the other projects with which I am involved,
find me on Facebook and Linkedin, or contact me at
florencesinger@shaw.ca or 403-397-6737.

Thank you for visiting :-) Flo.

 

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For the very best in quality, professional, musical entertainment
Florence Shustack is your first choice.
Versatile vocalist, innovative contemporary vocal coach,
bandleader, inspirational speaker, choir and musical theatre co-director,
editor and columnist, community actress and model.
Over thirty-five years professional performing experience!
For honesty and integrity, consistency and dependability,
maturity and versatility, contact Flo to discuss your musical needs
.

Flo is a professional member of the Calgary Musicians’ Association
the Canadian Voice Care Foundation and is also represented by
Patti Falconer International Model and Talent Agency.

(Click here to sample audio music clips and view videos)

 

"Sensational", "versatile", and "dynamic" describe vocalist
and songstress, Florence Shustack. For certain,
this songbird has an incredible voice and stage presence
you won't soon forget, not to mention that mega-watt
smile!!

There is no mistaking Flo's compelling sound and
unique vocal style! Lush and sultry, smooth and mellow, spirited
and effervescent, bawdy and gutsy or sizzling and sassy -
Flo's voice is a rich, varied and textured blend that
will enchant and captivate audiences.

Flo moves easily through all genres, styles of music and
performers' greatest hits. Whether you are seeking a jazz singer,
a wedding singer, a cabaret performer, a crooner of nostalgic and
vintage tunes, a country classic or simply a mature and elegant adult
contemporary presence to your special function, stage show, dance
or event, then Flo's professional expertise and personable style will
help you achieve your goals and enhance the ambience of your
function. Let Flo help you custom design your musical
package from duos, trios, ensembles to bands.


2007 Winner of the "Star-Seeker" Entertainer's Showcase Award
aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the "Spirit".

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Flo grew up in Montreal and developed a strong reputation as a
top performer around the local music scene. Flo moved to
Calgary in 1979 and started making headlines not long after arriving.
Flo appeared in a number of well received musical theatre
productions including The Boyfriend (Polly) and
Fiddler on The Roof (Tzeitel) and also toured with the
ethic folk dance troupe Nitzanim.. She has sung
as a member of the Calgary Opera Chorus and community choirs and
has been involved in numerous volunteer boards and organizations.
Ranking among Flo's most memorable experiences are acting
in several episodes of the Lonesome Dove television series,
Calgary '88 Olympics, New Year's Eve Millenium Ball 2000,
Calgary Folk Music and Folk Arts Festivals, Calgary International and
C-Jazz Festivals and performing with her band "Dynaflow"
as the opening act for such headliners as headliners as
Prairie Oyster, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Chubby Checker, Rick Tippe, Lisa Brokop, George Canyon,
Dan Seals and Patricia Conroy.

Flo has won numerous Kiwanis Music Festival
Awards, been featured several times on Canada's
CBC Radio and Shaw TV and in January 2007,
was interviewed in Montreal for Radio-Canada Centre-Ville.
Add to this resume recording projects, background vocals
for headliners, and Musical Co-Director for several
community productions.

Flo has been an active writer and regular contributor to Montreals'
ME Magazine and since 2008, Flo has been actively involved in
fundraising projects for the Calgary Tom Baker Cancer Centre,
mounting her own musical showcase and concert in December 2008.
In July 2009, Flo was flown out to Toronto for a photo shoot
to be part of the Pin-Up Girls Vintage Glamour Calendar for the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and will be actively involved
in two upcoming functions for the Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation,
Paint the Park Pink and Fashion with Compassion.
A musical component is added to each of these,
whether Flo's own special brand of heartfelt, inspirational tunes,
or those of her extremely talented students.

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Florence has worked with the Eric Friedenberg
Orchestra , the Klaas Craats Orchestra, Fun Company,
The David Grimstead Group Still Crazy, Festival, Twister
and her own party-dance-showband Dynaflow, Aura and
Blackboard Jungle of Edmonton , the 17-piece Lethbridge
Big Band , as well as City Lights, Nightshift and 1945 of
Montreal Quebec . She has performed at conventions,
corporate functions, social and special occasion events,
prominent fund-raisers and galas.

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Flo's favourite new photo. Here as a special guest
vocalist along with well-known entertainer extraordinaire
Russell Moore at a dance event with "The Hippocratic Oath Big Band."
Friday, May 27th, 2011.

 

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Vintage Dynaflow circa August 2000, Oilmen's Convention,
Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper Alberta.

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Enjoy These Vintage Photos


Onstage at the Calgary Saddledome
performing at the pre game show for the Calgary 88's
basketball team, Calgary Alberta.


Onstage at  The Fairmont Palliser Hotel for the
Millenium 2000 Ball, in conjunction with the
"Youth Singers of Calgary".


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Flo with the Calgary Ranchboys:  Bob Burton (bass), 
Greg Baker (drums) and Tony Purvis (guitar), at
" A Country Music Extravaganza", Friday, Oct 3rd, 2003.  

 

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Flo with Kenny Shoults (horns) and Bobby Van (keyboards).

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Flo Shustack and Bobby at Piq Niq Jazz Bistro and Cafe
Wednesday June 3rd, 2009


Flo Shustack and Bobby Van Duo perform at the
opening reception for New Works by artist Dale Kirschenman,
Thursday, November 24th, 2005.
That is a Dale Kirschenman painting in the background.

Flo and Bobby Van during the C-Jazz Festival 2005.
Photo by Tony Field


Flo and Bobby Van at Piq Niq Bistro & Cafe, June 7th, 2006.


Flo and Bobby Van at Luna Blue, Canmore, Alberta, June 9th, 2007.


Bobby and Flo, June 21st, 2007 at Prairie Ink Restaurant,
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Calgary, Alberta.

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"Trio Deluxe" with Kenny Shoults, Flo and Bobby Van, October 21st, 2006

Bobby, Flo and Kenny at La Dolce Vita, December 2nd, 2006.
Rich harmonic blend, unparalleled extensive repertoire,
decades of professional musicianship and experience,
personable style and entertainment package.

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Flo is also pleased to offer voice / singing lessons and vocal coaching
in her Vocal Arts Studio in Calgary.
With previous professional instruction under the tutelage of
Mrs. Roberta Stephen and Ms. Dawn Johnson,
among many
others, including participation in the 2006
Banff Centre Symposium, "Care of the Occupational
and Professional Voice"
 and thirty-five years of
semi-professional and professional performing experience,
Flo is well-equipped to offer you her
personal approach of helping you
improve and enhance the quality and sound of your own voice
and develop confidence in your unique performa
nce style.
Having been an active registered occupational therapist with thirty years
experience, Flo has a unique approach in terms of vocal
wellness and vocal fitness and she will help you better understand
the mechanics and dynamics of singing, learn breathing,
articulation and vocalization techniques, develop your personal 
musical style and sense of musicality, practice a variety of musical
repertoire, for the love and joy
of it, and the sense of accomplishment!
Flo's students of all ages have excelled, whether in
Youth Singers of Calgary, The Young Canadians, for auditions,
Front Row Centre Players, Storybook Theatre
Calgary Junior Idol, Stampede Talent Search, personal
concerts and performance opportunities, song-writing
skill development and open mike nights at Café Koi. Flo was
brought in earlier year to assist as a vocal clinician, consultant
and coach to the vocalists in the band program at
St. Mary's Senior High School. She has also worked recently with students
from Western Canada High School and Strathcona-Tweedsmuir.
As an additional education experience and incentive, recording workshops
are also offered regularly through Flo's Vocal Arts Studio
in conjunction with Seventh Street Sound Studio.

 

Testimonials

"Flo's knowledge and ability to work with ALL types of singing, has allowed me to become a fuller and more complete Vocalist! Trust me!
My band has noticed a difference!"

~ Jesse Amer,
Lead Singer of Hard Rock Band "10 & 2"
November 8th, 2011

"Once again we can't thank you enough for giving Lara and your students the opportunity to do these amazing things."

~Andria Rodin,
April 8th, 2011

"I am completely blown away by my daughter. Thank you for all you are doing.
She just seems to be getting better and better."

~ Andria Paul,
March 3rd, 2011

"Thanks so much Flo. I entered into this singing adventure on pure, blind,
faith. I have been trusting that the right people seem to come along at
just the right time and I haven't been let down. You have brought such joy
into my life and I really appreciate it.
That's why you're the Godmother!!!!"

~ Jennifer Auld-Roach,
December 25th, 2010

"I learned more in my first hour lesson with Flo than in
my entire life... about singing."

~ Brady Klapak,
October 1st, 2010

"I just want to say thank you to you!
Thank you for taking me in as a new student,
and thank you for teaching me to not only sing...
but to perform and to make people believe my lyrics
instead of just listen. I know I still have a lot of work to do,
but compared to where I was before I came to you,
I feel so happy about how you have so far transformed me!

Thank you thank you thank you :)"

~Kristen Toporowsky,
August 24th, 2010

"There is no value large enough to put on a teacher who cares and
goes above
and beyond like you do."

~ Cleo Mahrey Howe,
June 1st, 2009

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS

 

Experience the educational, inspirational, innovative, supportive,
fun and functional approach to singing and vocal enhancement!
Learn and sing in a bright, spacious environment that is private.
Weekly and weekend sessions available, short-term or longer-term.
Also intensive coaching and preparation for specific deadlines.
Plus year-round flexible, alternative scheduling offered to suit specific needs.!

 

Flo with two of her students, Alysse and Sami,
at a 2006 production of "Alice in Wonderland".


Flo with Sydney after the show, May 2007..


Flo with three of her students,
Riley, Isabella and Alysse
following their performance at a 2007 TADA!
Musical Theatre Summer Program offered
by the Youth Singers of Calgary.


Student Recital and Fundraiser for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Sunday December 14th 2008, Canmore Miners Union Hall


December 10th, 2009 at Irene Besse Keyboards Flo with student
Annie Pattison, winner of the Junior divison of the
Calgary Junior Idol competition.


Students at a recording workshop day in conjunction
with Seventh Street Sound Studio. January 30th, 2010.


Flo with adult students at a recording workshop day,
June 19th, 2010, in conjunction with Seventh Street Sound Studio.



Flo with her student Grace Turner following the
production of Storybook Theatre's "Annie",
October 16th, 2010.

Contact Flo: (403) 397-6737
Or E-mail:
florencesinger@shaw.ca

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