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Celene Yohemas is a freelance percussionist, drummer, composer and educator. Diverse, unique and charismatic, Celene captures the audience with her unexpected power.  She has performed in many genres including classical, rock, blues, pop, jazz, country and world. She currently performs with bluessmyth,  and continues to take on new projects.

Celene won a 2006 Betty Mitchell Award for "Best Composition and Sound Design" with the Green  Fools Theatre collaborative "Dancing on Water", and was composer, sound  designer and musician on stage for ATPís PlayRites production of "Picking Up Chekhov" (2006). Other theatre credits include Green Fools Theatre's "Crossing the Mediterranian", and David Rhymer's "Why Freud Fainted" presented by ATP.

Celene is part of the music education teams at Centennial High School, Alice Jamieson Girl's School, Crescent Heights High School and St. Francis High School, and has taught as a sessional at the University of Calgary in Music Education. She has taught for several summers at Rachelle Van Zantenís RockerGirl Camp inspiring young women to create music, and spent a decade teaching youth with Royal Canadian Air Cadet movement. Celene teaches private lessons, is a sought after percussion clinician, and accompanies dance classes.

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Celene is available for hire as a drum set player, sessional, percussionist, as a clinician, and for private lessons. Click Here to contact Celene.

2014 - Every Woman (song)- Every Woman Foundation Compilation
2009 - Sola Gratia - bluessmyth
2008 - Tabitha (EP) - Tabitha
2007 - When I Get Through With You -  Lovebullies
2006 - Theresa Wasden (e-book)
2002 - La Jolla Symphony, Live, In Concert
2001 - Shades of Blue - Deliria
2000 - On the March - University of Calgary Wind Ensemble
1999 - Childís Garden of Dreams - University of Calgary Wind Ensemble