Cass Bessette

Vocal Instructor

Cass is a choral composer, arranger, and conductor based in Calgary, AB. They have been involved in the YYC choral community for nearly a decade, performing and directing with several local ensembles, and have shared the stage with many esteemed artists, including Tanya Tagaq, Chris Hadfield, The Tenors, Joshua Rist, and Eric Whitacre. Cass currently holds the position of Artistic Director with the Calgary Men's Chorus, One Voice Chorus, and the Daytime Choir at Youth Singers of Calgary.

Cass has become well-known for their bold approach to performance as well as their ability to uplift and encourage fearlessness in others. Fascinated by interdisciplinary performance art, Cass seeks out new creative intersections and aims to bring an enhanced choral experience to singers and their audiences alike.

When they aren’t busy creating music, Cass enjoys spending time at home with their two kitties, gaming, and going to the cinema.

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