Our Music Leaders

Emma Colette Moss

Music Co-Director

Piper Hayes

Music Co-Director

Emma Colette Moss is a Czech-Canadian composer, conductor, librettist, pianist, and educator with a passionate commitment to enhancing the accessibility of music for all audiences via these platforms.

She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Composition and Piano at the University of Toronto, under the guidance of artists such as Larysa Kuzmenko and Alexander Rapoport, and previously, Tanya Gernburd.

With opportunities such as co-founding the Breva Academy Orchestra, working on librettos with contemporary composers, receiving commissions from major ensembles such as the Orchestra Breva, many performance opportunities with various ensembles, and in her years of teaching, alongside many other engagements including competitions such as with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Emma Colette Moss has shown herself to be an emerging and passionate artist of note, interested in the accessibility of both new and previous musics, a passion that she has been developing for well over 15 years.

Her musicianship reflects a sincere appreciation and passion, demonstrated via an eager, kindred, and charming sense of musicality to be shared with all.

Piper has been teaching somatic voice for the past five years and been a professor at Centennial College in Toronto since 2019. She uses her combined background as a professional musician, certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, swim instructor and her many years of voice study to teach students what she calls vocal empowerment.

She is a full-time touring musician, songwriter and multidisciplinary artist and two time nominee of the Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. Her musical duo Piper & Carson has toured across Turtle Island and overseas to Scotland and the Netherlands.

She has worked extensively in mental health and healing, and on numerous occasions even teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to facilitate workshops on mental health and music.

She has taught kids music camps and been a band coach and guitar instructor at Girls Rock Camp TO. In addition Piper helped develop a music class for Hamilton Adult Community Support Program, where she worked with adults with disabilities, using music to bridge gaps in communication and let go of anything holding us back.