Cassie Luftspring is a versatile choral conductor, composer, soprano and pianist. She is currently Artistic Director of the British Columbia Girls Choir and Director of Choral Studies at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She has held conducting and teaching positions with several other organizations, including the Vancouver Youth Choir, Vancouver Children’s Choir, Vancouver Opera, Pacifica Singers, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Mississauga Festival Youth Singers, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, and University of Toronto Women’s Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus. As a professional choral singer, she is a soprano section leader for the Vancouver Bach Choir, and has performed with various local groups including musica intima, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Players and Singers, with Bay Area chamber choir Convivium, and with the University of Toronto Schola Cantorum. A seven-time winner of the Amadeus Choir’s Songwriting Competition, Cassie’s compositions and arrangements have been commissioned and performed by ensembles throughout North America. A recipient of numerous academic awards, Cassandra received a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Toronto, and a degree in piano and composition from Queen’s University.