Dr. Greg Caisley
Pianist and collaborator Dr. Greg Caisley has appeared throughout Western Canada playing and accompanying musicians and students for twenty years. He has worked in many aspects of music performance and education: coaching singers, as a solo piano adjudicator, as recitalist, and in recording work with numerous professional musicians.
In December 2003, Dr. Caisley completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he was also a Teaching Assistant for three years. He worked for two years at Pasadena City College, coaching singers and instrumentalists for performance.
As an educator, in addition to his private teaching, Caisley has adjudicated over 150 music festivals across Canada, including those in such major centres as Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, and at Provincial Music Festivals in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Since 2004, he has served as the Director of Keyboard Studies for MusiCamp Alberta, a summer music program for gifted music students from across Alberta and British Columbia.
Now living in Vancouver, Dr. Caisley is the Director of Music for Dunbar Heights United Church, and enjoys making music within this vibrant and creative community.
Greg is honoured to have coached and performed with many of the young and upcoming singers in the lower mainland, including Heidi Peters, Debra DaVaughn, Christopher Simmons, Calla Krause, Katy Garden, Kathleen Morrison, Christina Lewell, Mariana Valdes, Joel Klein, Isaiah Bell, and Sam Marcaccini. He has also worked for such institutions as the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Summer Vocal Academy, UBC’s School of Music, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and most recently was appointed Staff Pianist for City Opera Vancouver. In addition, he teaches piano in private studios in both Edmonton and Vancouver. Dr. Caisley regularly concertizes, and has released two compact discs and a music video.
In 2010 he served as coach, rehearsal pianist, and pit organist in City Opera Vancouver’s highly-acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River.