Heather Burns

Guest Faculty

Heather brings a career as an established performing artist, freelance musician, teacher and music director to CCPA. Heather has done extensive work as a music director, arranger, writer & musician in the theatre industry working with companies such as Kaleidoscope Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, the Belfry Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Chemainus Theatre Festival. Heather holds a Masters in Performing Arts, studying and working in LA, New York, Washington, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She performs regularly with her quartet and swing/show band Dock Side Drive. She has released 3 CD’s, “Child’s Play” (2005) and “Road Back Home” (2008), and “As Long As I’m Singing” (2016) with Dock Side Drive. Her performing career has taken her through Europe, USA & Canada, but she also loves to be at home with family & friends enjoying the simple pleasures of life; a view of the water with a cup of coffee, a good conversation and the relationships that make life rich and inspire great art.

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