Michelle Kasaboski is on a journey to establish herself as a top versatile vocalist in the Canadian music scene. Having begun her professional singing career at the age of 9, Michelle explored a variety of musical genres before deciding that settling on just one was not what she was meant to do. “I have always struggled to find exactly where I fit in the industry. I love to sing a variety of genres and have been lucky to experience success singing multiple styles, whether it has been Country, Classical, or Jazz. I had always looked at that as a negative thing but now I know myself better and I know that what I am is simple: a singer.”
At the age of 10 Michelle would make it through to her first major finalist stage of a competition at the Kingston Fall Fair Country Singing Showdown. Within the next five years she would place in top spots and go on to win both the Junior and Open Divisions of the competition. Both wins garnered Michelle studio time at Kingstonʼs Concept Audio where she recorded two independent CDs, the first 2007ʼs “For You at Christmas” holiday album, and the second, 2009ʼs “Only One”, an EP of original pop music.
Having completed her Bachelor of Arts and a Business Diploma, Michelle moved to Montreal where she was inspired by both the cityʼs vibrant artistic culture and her work experience in the fashion industry to return to her studies in music. Michelle is currently completing her Bachelor of Music at the Queenʼs University Dan School of Drama and Music where she majors in Voice Performance. Michelle currently studies with Darrell Bryan, and has studied with several other vocal coaches including Juno Award winner Ranee Lee (Jazz), Dianne Baird (Opera), Diana Gilchrist (Opera), Barbara Szarek (Opera and Musical Theatre), Bruce Kelly (Musical Theatre), Tammy Frederick (Pop), and Dr. Mark Sirett (Choral).