Pianist and collaborator Dr. Greg Caisley has worked throughout Western Canada playing and accompanying musicians and students for almost 30 years. He has worked in many aspects of music performance and education: coaching singers, working as a solo piano adjudicator, recital and recording work with many professional musicians.
In 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 also worked as a Teaching Assistant for three years. In addition, he worked for two years at Pasadena City College where he coached singers and instrumentalists for performance.
As an educator, in addition to his private teaching, Caisley has adjudicated over 100 music festivals across Canada, including those in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Provincial Music Festivals in Saskatchewan and Alberta. From 2004- 2011, he 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 is enjoying making music in this vibrant and creative community. Many young and upcoming singers in the lower mainland have worked coached with him privately, or been involved in events at DHUC. He has conducted concerts of Messiah, Bach’s B minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, and Saint John’s Passion. The Music program now has a youth choir, a larger Festival Choir, as well as a Chancel Choir. He has also started a mentorship program at DHUC designed to assist young musicians find their way though the complicated world of the performance music world.
Beginning in 2014, Caisley is also the Artistic Director of The Postmodern Camerata, a chamber Ensemble dedicated to the performance of Bach Cantatas, and other chamber works from across all genres. Their upcoming subscription series began in the fall of 2014.
Caisley has worked for institutions throughout the lower mainland, including the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Summer Vocal Academy, UBC’s School of Music, and the Vancouver Academy of Music. In addition, he teaches piano in private studios in Vancouver. Dr. Caisley regularly concertizes, and has released two compact discs and a music video.