Hayley is a graduate of Western University, with a double major in classical voice and popular music studies. She has studied with soprano Gwenlynn Little, and has also worked with acclaimed Toronto vocal coaches Elaine Overholt and Micah Barnes.
In addition to training classically with the RCM vocal series, Hayley has a passion for choral singing. She is a graduate of the Durham Girls’ Choir, O’Neill CVI’s performing arts program, various ensembles at Western University, and she currently performs and tours regularly with Toronto-based acclaimed a cappella group Countermeasure (www.countermeasuremusic.com). With Countermeasure, Hayley has had the opportunity to share the stage with such vocal giants as The Swingle Singers, The Real Group, and The Nylons, as well as Canadian music mainstays Corey Hart, Chantal Kreviazuk, Nikki Yanofsky, Alan Frew, and Blue Rodeo. Hayley also performs regularly with the professional ensemble The Ruach Singers. (http://www.ruachsingers.com)
Hayley’s solo credits include a performance of “All I Ask of You” (Les Miserables) with Canadian Tenor Michael Burgess at the Ontario Philharmonic Mayors’ Gala, the National Anthem at the Women’s Provincial Hockey finals at Maple Leaf Gardens, and first place in the Durham Region Wide “Dreams to Reality” vocal competition.
Her musical Theatre credits include Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (City Youth Players), Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (Cadenza Productions), & soloist in theLove is a Poverty You Can Sell Series (Soup Can Theatre), Best of Fringe at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2010.
Hayley is also an accomplished pianist and has her grade 8 RCM piano certificate, in addition to five years’ experience teaching voice and piano. She is currently writing her debut EP as a singer/songwriter, and works for SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival to facilitate an annual school day music program.