Caitlin Hayes

Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director

Originally from Victoria, Caitlin has a Bachelor of Music in classical piano from UVic, and has worked as a pianist, music director, actor and singer all over Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax to Toronto to Dawson City, Yukon, as well as on a cruise ship in the Bahamas.  For the past several years she was based in Toronto, where she was the associate conductor and accompanist of the La Jeunesse Senior Girls Choir (Cobourg, Ontario) and also worked as a freelance accompanist and vocal coach.

Although she is adept in many musical genres, Caitlin’s biggest passion is musical theatre.  She has a performance diploma from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (Victoria, BC) and later was on faculty there as music assistant and accompanist.  She also has extensive experience as a music director: favourite credits include “Sweeney Todd” (Northumberland Players), “Menopositive:The Musical” (Stirling Festival Theatre), “Ain’t We Got Fun” (Moose Jaw Cultural Centre), “Hair” (NP), and “Annie” (Chemainus Theatre Festival).

Since returning to Vancouver two years ago, Caitlin has been busy working as an accompanist at Capilano University, as well as music directing for groups such as APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert (“Good News” and “Mame”) and Fighting Chance Productions (“bare: a pop opera” and “Grey Gardens”.)  This is her third season playing for Burstin’ With Broadway and she always looks forward to Tuesday nights with this great group. Can’t wait for next year!

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