FMO Staff

Rosalyn Dennett

Executive Director  

Rosalyn is the Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario, a member-driven music industry association that hosts Canada's largest Folk, Roots, and Traditional Music Conference.

Her experience working in the non-profit sector includes pivotal roles at MusicOntario, Canadian Independent Music Association, Music Canada, and the Canadian Federation of Musicians.

She sits on the executive board of Folk Alliance International, and previously served on the board of AFM Local 1000.

Rosalyn is the co-founder of Stump Media, The Arts Hub, and Smiths Falls Music, as well as a founding member of the highly-acclaimed band Oh My Darling. As a freelance artist she has had the pleasure of performing & recording with Ken Whiteley, Fred Penner, Donovan Woods, Kaia Kater, and many more amazing artists.

Joel Elliott

Operations Manager

Joel joined Folk Music Ontario in January of 2020. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at The Conference Board of Canada, planning, marketing, and delivering upwards of 20 conferences and 100 webinars per year. Currently, Joel is the co-host of The Monday Special Blend, a weekly show on 93.1 CKCU FM. He is the former host of The Ottawa Music Video Showcase and Live! On Elgin Open Mic on Rogers Cable 22. He is a former board member of the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, and continues to sit on the programming committee, where he helped to organize and deliver the 3rd Annual Capital Music Awards in May of 2022. 

Joel is also a singer, composer, and entertainer who has performed with various bands and theatre productions over the course of 20 years. He is the Bandmaster of The Magic Machine, who released their first EP in 2018. In 2017, Joel wrote the score and acted as Musical Director for Phantom of the Opry, a play which ran for 5 sold-out shows at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre.

Jaymie Karn

Program Assistant

She's here too.

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