Hailey Witt

Instruments: Vocal & Piano
Styles: Classical & Contemporary Music
Musical Education: See Below

Described by her mentors as a “convincing and vibrant” performer, Hailey Witt leaves audiences astounded in every way by her “natural versatility in both acting and singing”. Hailey is a powerful mezzo-soprano from the prairies of Manitoba and an artistic force to be reckoned with. 

Beginning at a young age, Hailey has been cast in various musical productions.  Some notable roles include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Vivienne in Legally Blonde, and the title role in Elton John’s Aida. After being cast as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera,  her classical  journey began.  Hailey recently completed her Master of  Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature at Western University. 

In addition to her operatic roles, Witt performed Robert Schumann’s Frauen-Liebe und Leben  as part of her graduating Masters recital in March of 2021, for which she received ‘distinction.’  In 2019-20, she was awarded full-time residence in a retirement home as part of a joint program between  PeopleCare Communities and Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music.  

Hailey taught a first and second-year Sight Singing tutorial as part of her teaching assistantship for the  General Integrated Musicianship course during her time at Western.  In 2020, she was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship funding her studies at Western. Hailey has performed with Manitoba Underground Opera for the past five seasons, Most recently she played Telaïre in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux, which MUO put on at the St. Boniface Cathedral in August of 2023. 

Hailey brings performance arts to young artists, schools, summer camps,  and rural communities as a guest artist and voice teacher.  Hailey’s teaching practice focuses on cultivating self-confidence,  communication skills, and musical technique, while celebrating art, creativity, and storytelling through song.

2021 Western University: Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature 
2019 Brandon University: Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance  Scholarships & Awards
2023-24 Professional Mentorship Program Creative Manitoba
2022-23 Professional Mentorship Program Creative Manitoba
2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Western University (UWO) Dean’s Graduate Music Scholarship UWO
2019 Manitoba Representative for Voice National Music Festival
2018 Order of the Eastern Star Trophy Brandon Festival of the Arts
2017 2nd Place - Advanced Vocal & Mus. Th. Assoc. Manitoba Arts Festivals
2016-19 Scholarships in Voice Brandon University