An Insider’s Look at The Life of am EDM Electronic Dance Music Diva: Tiffany Desrosiers and the Baltimore Showcase
“Raised in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, Tiffany Desrosiers made her entree into performing with music, acting and dancing. After landing various TV/film roles such as Shannon McNulty in an episode of the TV series Millennium and mischievous Tina in Disney’s The Ultimate Christmas Present, Tiffany stepped onto a musical pathway that soon became her focus. Her travels led her to train with LA’s legendary vocal coach Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder), Dave Stroud in LA, Jeffrey Skousen in Vegas, Wendy Parr in New York, and Spencer Welch in Vancouver.”
Now, she travels to Baltimore, MD for South Arts Performing Arts Exchange. She showcases for presenters of performing arts venues across the USA in hopes of booking concerts for the 2016/2017 season.
Below is her account of the experience, with photos.
The Modell Lyric Theater where we showcased on September 30th for an audience of presenters. The theater was very beautiful! Composers’ names line the upper walls, and apparently Rachmaninov’s ‘Paganini Variations’ was premiered here.
My view from the mic!
The timer…We had exactly 15 minutes to impress the audience or we risked being stopped. We ran into a technical error on stage where two of the mics cut out right after the first song. Michael ran off stage and grabbed new mics while Marc, Melody and I improvised in entertaining the audience. Aside from getting new batteries in our mics, one main thing running through all of our heads was that we wouldn’t be able to finish our set in time. Thankfully PAE allowed us to continue and we were able to finish our set even though we ran slightly over.
Beautiful church between the hotel and theater.
Group selfie in our green room immediately after the showcase.
Monument dedicated to George Washington. It was completed in 1829.
The boys playing pool at HomeSlyce at our pizza dinner after the showcase.
One thing we notice each time we visit the States is that the USA is very patriotic. We often perform Requiem for a Soldier at concerts, dedicated to all who have fought for the rights of others.
Tiffany has shared the stage with David Foster, Mark Masri, Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Loverboy, Colin James, Jully Black, Destino, and Jarvis Church (Philosopher Kings). She was first runner-up in the Victoria region of the David Foster Star Search which later led to invitations by the Foster team to perform “The Prayer” in Foster’s honor. Tiffany has collaborated as a background vocalist on recordings for Rita MacNeil, Mýa and Melanie B (Spice Girls), and has stepped in as a sub for a past concert for the former Universal/Decca classical crossover group, The Three Graces. Key performances include TEDxVancouver 2012, 2010 Olympics, 2011 Variety Show of Hearts Talent Show, Urban Rush, CTV Canada AM, Canuck Place Charity Event “The Gift of Time,” and Global TV Christmas Show.
Raised in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, Tiffany made her entree into performing with music, acting and dancing. After landing various TV/film roles such as Shannon McNulty in an episode of the TV series Millennium and mischievous Tina in Disney’s The Ultimate Christmas Present, Tiffany stepped onto a musical pathway that soon became her focus. Her travels led her to train with LA’s legendary vocal coach Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder), Dave Stroud in LA, Jeffrey Skousen in Vegas, Wendy Parr in New York, and Spencer Welch in Vancouver.
In 2014, Tiffany collaborated with local producer/songwriter Troy Samson (Kelly Rowland, Victoria Duffield, Shiloh) and recently released an EP called ‘Fearless.’ The first single on the EP, ‘Fearless,’ is best described as an infusion of Celine Dion, Sia and Demi Lovato, with classical and electronic overtones. “At the time I was experiencing extreme anxiety and fear in a relationship I was neck deep in. I was head over heels for someone and was so afraid of rejection that my natural reaction was to pull back. I opened up to Troy about it and he presented the idea of being ‘Fearless’ to me,” states Tiffany. The next two singles, ‘Tears for the Rain’ and ‘Til I Get Over You’ were follow-up songs, creating a trilogy within the EP. Tiffany travelled to Toronto just over a year ago for a week of songwriting, and one song that spawned from the trip was, ‘Love’s a Losing Game’ with writers Jesse Weeks and Arun Chaturvedi. Arun produced this song, and Troy was the producer behind the five other album songs. ‘Love’s a Losing Game’ was a recent finalist in the Vocal Performance category of the 2015 Unsigned Only competition and Pop/Dance single, ‘Fearless,’ a Video Performance finalist. An early release of ‘Fearless’ was a finalist in the Vocal Performance category and a semi-finalist in the Pop category of the worldwide 2013 Unsigned Only competition.
In the Spring of 2015, Tiffany drove across Canada to meet with music directors from 43 radio stations to promote ‘Fearless.’ “It felt like I was able to cross ‘road trip across Canada’ off my bucket list, while exploring cities and provinces I had never seen before and promoting my album at the same time.” In between the radio tour schedule, Tiffany also performed concerts with her group Vivace in Florida, Tennessee, New York, West Virginia and New Mexico.
In 2009, Tiffany collaborated with the writing/producing team SOS Productions and released her self-titled debut album. In 2010, she released a club version of “When I See You Smile,” the classic 1989 power ballad penned by Diane Warren and originally recorded by Bad English. The single reached the top 10 on the UK pop club charts. Remixes of the track were created by an exciting batch of top remixers including the U.K.’s Future Freakz (Akon) and Klubjumpers (L’il Wayne, Michael Bublé).
Tiffany made her presence known to thousands when she was hand-picked to perform the theme song “Because We Dream” at the 2010 BC Summer Games. Written by Doug Johnson (Loverboy) and Don Wells, Tiffany performed the song at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games for an audience of 10,000 people.
Tiffany’s unique ability to sing both pop and classical styles has led to performance and touring opportunities with popera group, Vivace, a new and exceptional addition to the classical crossover scene.
A graduate from the University of British Columbia Bachelor of Music program, Tiffany won the BC Provincials on three separate occasions, and later went on to represent British Columbia in the Nationals. In June 2012, Tiffany performed the famously difficult role of the Queen of the Night in the Vancouver Academy of Music’s production of “The Magic Flute.”
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