MONIQUE CREBER has a wide-ranging career as a singer, performer, musical director, producer, writer, arranger, teacher, consultant, artist manager and business owner.
A versatile and engaging performer, Monique possesses a rich alto singing voice that The Province described as “eerily similar to that of the late, great Karen Carpenter”. She has headlined concerts
with Lions Gate Sinfonia & West Michigan Symphony; sung anthems for the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets;
made guest appearances on the Vicki Gabereau Show, Urban Rush & CBC Radio’s The Early Edition; and performed alongside Canadian luminaries such as Shari Ulrich, Valdy, Michael Burgess, Jim Byrnes, Susan Aglukark, and the Rankin Sisters.
As a session singer, Monique has recorded vocals for TV series such as My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Martha Speaks, George of the Jungle and solo vocals for Space TV’s The Collector (a Leo Award-winning episode for best Musical Score); many albums including Chickenfoot III (Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani); Raffi Radio as well as albums she produced including A Creber Christmas (also feat. Michelle & Michael Creber), At Home (also feat. Andrea Libman & Gabriel Brown/Black Gryph0n), Helping Hands: West Coast Artists For UNICEF (also feat. Lee Aaron, Dee Daniels, Marcus Mosely, Edith Wallace, etc), The Magic of Christmas (also feat. The Nylons, The Rankin Sisters, Steve Maddock, Nancy White) and her own originals album, All For You.
Actively involved in musical theatre, Monique has performed the roles of “Scrooge’s Mother” in A Christmas Carol (Footlight), “Mrs. Greer” in Annie (TUTS) and the iconic role of “Marmee” in the 2017 production of Little Women (Bring on Tomorrow Co/Kay Meek Arts Centre). She has also been Musical Director for many productions including Fame and 13 The Musical (Bring on Tomorrow); and The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music (Footlight).
Originally hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monique was the oldest of four children. From a very early age, she took a keen interest in the performing arts and by the time she was in high school, she was singing and playing keyboards in professional bands, writing songs, competing
in festivals, performing in musicals, teaching organ & keyboard lessons as well as selling instruments & accessories for Yamaha Music Centre, followed by Major & Minor Music. After graduating from Westwood Collegiate, Monique pursued a dual career as a singer and as a music educator, specializing in keyboard training for young children. By the time she was in her early 20s, Monique was an entrepreneur who owned and managed Music Place, a successful music school/store with two locations, 700 students and a large staff. No stranger to hard work and long hours, she simultaneously worked for Technics Music Canada for over a decade, developing curriculum and music books, running festivals, administering exams and training teachers from around the world.
In the early 90s, Monique sold Music Place and moved to Vancouver where she continued to work as a singer and a music educator along with studying jazz vocals at Capilano College. She married Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Michael Creber and together they launched their multi-faceted entertainment company, Creber Music Corp / Creber Productions. In addition to the many services still offered by Creber Music, Monique conducts the Cypress Singers Choir and has taught performing arts programs for several independent schools on the North Shore including Mulgrave School, Alcuin College and Brockton Preparatory School.
In 1999, daughter Michelle was born and before too long, Michelle was inspired to join her parents on stage and in the studio. By the age of 12, Michelle had a busy career as an actress, voiceover artist, and singer-songwriter. Monique re-directed much of her focus to supporting and managing her young daughter’s career; a job which has included over 40 trips (across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia), for appearances, concerts and recording sessions. Monique has now produced a total of six albums for Michelle; the latest is a collection of Michelle’s original songs, entitled On Display, which has sold and streamed in 65 countries on six continents, earning Michelle placement on the US Top 100 Billboard charts. Building on the management experience gained, Monique has since taken on other clients and formed NMC Artist Management; guiding the careers of unique, principled and multi-faceted performing artists who inspire and encourage through positive messages and exceptional talent.
“Monique’s voice is…honey and warm butterscotch poured over the tip of an iceberg on a starry summer night.”
- Spider Robinson, author
“I'd love to superimpose two songs sung by Monique & Karen Carpenter because I think it's remarkable how close it is... it's the gift Monique has in the tone of her voice.” – Rick Cluff, CBC Radio’s Early Edition