Kaylee Read, soprano
Kaylee Read is a soprano and full time mom who is now returning to her first love - music and teaching! While she has been so blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Kaylee is thrilled to be opening the Calgary studio as of January 2022!
Kaylee has been singing all of her life in musical theatre, opera, choir, vocal jazz, and solo popular music. Kaylee completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She has also been an official member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association since 2016. Kaylee ran a successful private studio of 25-35 students in Lethbridge before relocating to Calgary.
Currently, Kaylee has had the honor of singing with the Okotoks Alliance Church worship team under the leadership of Pastor Tim Korthius. Sunday church services are in person at 10am as well as streamed live on Facebook. Sing with Kaylee is hoping to host future studio recitals in the church's beautiful new sanctuary.
Kaylee studied at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) in Sulmona, Italy in 2015 and Opera on the Avalon summer program in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2010. She also worked as the Executive Assistant to Artistic Director of the Opera NUOVA Summer Program in Edmonton in 2012. While studying at the U of A, Kaylee was elected president of both the Music Students’ Association and the Concert Choir Ensemble. She was also chosen to be the undergraduate representative on the Department of Music Council, the Music Chair Selection Committee and the Undergraduate Committee.
Opera credits include: Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Nananina in McCune's Zeus and the Pamplemousse, and chorus member in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan Tutte. Musical Theatre credits include: Marion (The Music Man), Anita (West Side Story), Chorus (Copacabana). Kaylee has also been a member of the University of Alberta's Concert Choir and Opera Workshop.