Darcea Hiltz, B.Mus. B.Ed., is the founder and music director. Ms. Hiltz has conducted numerous choirs of various sizes while teaching music with Halton District School Board. Now, she brings all this experience to the community adult choir setting.
Darcea has a wealth of singing experiences. Competitions in the Kiwanis as a budding singer saw adjudicator’s remarks marvel at her abilities and predict a promising future as a concert recital ‘diva’. But the recital and opera scene provided an academic setting and a set of reputable degrees in music; however, this form of music didn’t touch her heart. Raised in a music family, she felt compelled to tell her uncle of the opera realm which arias she had sung in her master classes at the Music Faculty, University of Western Ontario; then, her famed uncle, Rudy Maugeri, from the Crew-Cuts would telephone and she would respond to his similar inquiries that she was working on a ballad from one of his albums, such as “Earth Angel” for her vocal jazz rep class!
Jazz, IS her passion. She prefers the vocal jazz ensemble – it’s the best way to really experience the harmonies that are so unique to jazz! Playing with the other parts – soprano, tenor and bass (Darcea sings alto) is an experience that thrills the soul and can’t be felt from singing jazz as a featured soloist – that’s a different ‘gig’!
Darcea’s enthusiastic approach, strong organizational skills, personable style, along with her keen ear for vocal balance and her vision for a reputable community vocal jazz group is sure to chart a course that will propel Halton JAZZ Singers on an exciting ride!
Halton JAZZ Singers is seeking MUSICIAN-SINGERS who excel at both solo and group blend work:
proficient & confident musician singers – male (baritone & bass); female (alto & soprano)
Interested persons should submit resume and contact Darcea Hiltz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-909-2152