Heather Beaty

Heather began her music education at the Vancouver Academy of Music and knew from a young age that the musical arts were her calling. She made her orchestral solo debut at the age of 17 with the performance of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto alongside the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Heather completed her music education with the pursuit of Bachelor of Music (’10) and Master of Music (’12) degrees from the University of British Columbia. During university, Heather studied with some of North America’s finest flutists; Vancouver Opera Orchestra Principal Flutist Brenda Fedoruk, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist Christie Reside and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist Lorna McGhee.

In 2014 Heather won the Principal Flute position with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. She currently splits her time between performing as an orchestral musician with the KSO and teaching a lively studio of musicians in Vancouver. Heather supports teaching studios at the Vancouver Academy of Music and Saint George’s School. While in Vancouver, Heather performs as an extra flutist with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

As faculty with the Vancouver Academy of Music, Heather enjoys leading the VAM Suzuki Flute Department, co-directing VAMSO’s Wind Ensembles and teaching within the school’s Music Theory Department. Heather is a devoted music teacher and has a heartfelt support for the development of music education in her community.