Dawn Bailey - Soprano

Soprano Dawn Bailey is a versatile artist, recognized for her engaging performances in a wide variety of vocal styles. Dawn is equally at ease as a soloist and as an ensemble member, moving fluidly from choral music to chamber music, opera, oratorio, and art song. Especially sought after for her imaginative interpretations of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, she has appeared with some of Canada’s leading early music ensembles, including Tafelmusik, the Toronto Consort, Ensemble Caprice, The Toronto Masque Theatre, Aradia, Les Violons du Roy, the Theatre of Early Music, and le Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal.

Recently, Dawn was the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Da Camera Singers in Edmonton and performed as a soloist and an ensemble member in Handel's Messiah with Calgary's Early Music Voices and the Victoria Symphony. She is a member of FEMME vocal quartet, which recently collaborated with the Good Women Dance company for the production of a film about domestic violence, featuring original music written by Jane Berry. She has appeared regularly over the past several years with Early Music Alberta, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, the Edmonton Symphony, Pro Coro Canada, and the Schola Cantorum at Saint Joseph's Basilica. 

Beyond professional performing commitments, Dawn is an avid and passionate pedagogue. In addition to her active private voice studio, she has led vocal technique workshops at the Banff Centre for the Arts as part of the Choral Arts program for three consecutive years, and recently taught an undergraduate vocal pedagogy class at Augustana University. 

Dawn holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music in Early Music Performance from McGill University. She appears on recordings with the Toronto Consort, Ensemble Caprice, Seraphina, the Theatre of Early Music, Vivavoce, and the Schola Cantorum at Saint Joseph's Basilica. She is also a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, an avid gardener, and a mother of three wonderful children.