Heather Henderson-Hryhoriw

Heather Henderson

B.Mus., Dip. Mus, M.Mus.

Voice Faculty;
Cowtown Opera Summer Academy

Heather Henderson has been a teacher, soloist, performance coach/director, choral director and clinician in the Southern Alberta Region for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Graduate Diploma from the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music. She studied voice with W. Stephen Smith, John Glen Paton, Carol Ann Hill, Philip May, Elaine Case, Selena James and vocal pedagogy with Barbara M. Doscher. Performance training with preeminent vocal coaches including Martin Isepp, Martin Katz, Richard Boldrey, Robert A. Spillman and Nico Castel and further studies in Acting, Dance, Alexander Technique, Languages and Martial Arts.

A Lyric soprano, she performed with St. Louis Opera Theatre, Opera East, Boulder Festival, Calgary Opera, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Banff Festival, Folks Opera, Gift of Music Recital Series, Storybook Theatre, Stampede Stage and Calgary Theatre Singers. She was a coach/director for Cow Town Opera Summer Academy for several years and a past facilitator and current faculty for the Mount Royal Vocal Academy. She is an active member of the Calgary NATS Chapter (National Association Teachers of Singing) and a busy adjudicator at music festivals across Canada. Her students have gone on to enjoy careers in opera, theatre, education, composition, television, film and recording in the classical, music theatre and contemporary music genres.

“I am dedicated to helping singers of all ages and levels achieve their goals by building a strong understanding of technique, musicianship and interpretation to meet the challenge of performing with authenticity, vitality and creativity”.

Private Lesson Student Rate: $79.00 per hour.