Amanda Hillestad - A graduate from McGill University’s Classical Vocal Performance program and has performed as The Queen in The Queen, The Bear, and The Bumblebee at the Banff Center and at the Taylor Center for Performing Arts. Amanda has performed in the Mountain View Chamber Music Festival, in the Mountain View Recital Series at the Lougheed House and a recital at the King Eddy with Julie Harris and Eileen Kosashi. She has been seen in excerpts and roles with McGill Opera, has participated in Opera Nuova and returned to work a tour as Mrs. Henceforth and Telerina in Isaiah Bell’s Mr. Moreover’s Magic. Amanda has performed with the Calgary Arts Orchestra, VoiceScapes, Classical Revolution Calgary, the Bach Society, Cowtown Opera, and Early Music Voices. Amanda is excited to share her new role as Vice Presidents for the Southern Alberta Chapter of the National Association for Teachers of Singing as well as Vocal Director at Central Memorial’s Performing and Visual Arts Program. Amanda has experience working with young children in China and is excited to join Shine Music Camp this year.