Shante van Horlick graduated from the UBC Opera Program in 2016 studying under Heather Thomson-Price and Marisa Gaetanne. Shante grew up in Prince George BC and started
exploring her passion for all types of music at a very young age.
Shante loved performing at retirement homes, hospital fundraisers, hockey games, Northern Olympics, concert series, regional music festivals and had the amazing opportunity to create her first album, Miracle.
In Vancouver Shante supports local charities, retirement homes, fundraisers for the arts and Sings for local Opera companies such as Burnaby Lyric Opera, Opera Mariposa, Heroic Opera and Vancouver Opera. for complete bio please refer to the CV page.
"We needed someone with a gorgeous voice and technical virtuosity who also had incredible timing, and Shanté’s audition absolutely blew us away"
- Robin Hahn, Stage Director for Opera Mariposa
-Bachelor's degree in music specializing in opera from UBC
-Fourteen years of vocal training
-Six years of teaching experience in local institutions
-Worked with the top vocal coaches and voice teachers in Canada such as Marisa Gaetanne, Heather Thomson-price, Lindamarie James and Judith Forst and more...
-Coached dozens of students ranging from 6-45 years old from all musical backgrounds
-Played Dorabella in Mozart’s production of “Cosi Fan Tutte” with Opera Mariposa 2018
-Vancouver Opera Chorus for “Turandot” 2018
-Played Mercedes in Burnaby Lyric Opera's "Carmen" by Bizet 2017
-Wagner's "Die Walkure" as Siegrune with Heroic Opera 2017
-Played Hippolyta in Britain's "A Mid-Summer Nights Dream” 2016 European tour for production Mozart's
-"The Magic Flute” as Third Lady 2016 Bard on the Beach with VSO “Opera and arias” 2016
What matters most to Shante is how she affects others with her singing and voice teaching. What makes Shante stand out as teacher is her ability to help students identify what is holding them back and from there build techniques to allow that individual to rise above whatever is holding them back. In doing this, the individual becomes a far greater singer and a more confident person as well.
Singing and teaching isn't something that Shante does, it's who she is at her very core.