Karyn Way - Bio

Karyn Way



Karyn is very active in Vancouver as a singer, director, adjudicator and music instructor. Some of her favorite performances include Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Eva Peron in Evita and the Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Karyn is presently an alto section leader in the Vivaldi Chamber Choir and solos frequently at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church. She can frequently be seen in concert performing a mixture of musical theatre, pop, art song and opera. Karyn has directed Amahl and the Night Visitors for the Vancouver Academy of Music as well as several evenings of opera scenes. She was on the faculty at Capilano College as a voice instructor for four years and taught voice, piano and theory at the Walnut Grove/Guildford School of Music for nine years. She was head of voice for Stagecraft Theatre School for eight years and Karyn currently teaches at her home studio, Vocalis Music. Karyn has adjudicated and given master classes in voice and musical theatre in cities across Canada including Brandon, Manitoba, Fort MacMurray, Alberta, and Victoria, Duncan, Penticton, Williams Lake, Campbell River, Terrace and Burnaby in British Columbia. Karyn earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance and a Master of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia. She also earned Diplomas in Musical Theatre from Grant MacEwan College and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Karyn is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).