Music has been an important part of my life since I was a baby – literally. I’ve been told stories of how I would only fall asleep if the Final Jeopardy! song was playing. Growing up, I was in choir, performed in a handful of youth musicals, and was often hanging around the band room in my free time in high school. (I was there so often, that even though I was only in choir, they let me go on the Grade 12 band trip.)
I studied Journalism at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, and worked for four years with a television magazine, but in 2017, after living in Ottawa for my whole life, I moved to Halifax on a whim. I’ve got to say, it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made, and I’m thrilled to be with the Symphony and able to give back to such a wonderful, vibrant community!
Q&A with Cassie
If you couldn’t be a Communications Manager, what would you like to do?
I would love to be a wedding coordinator! That’s not to say I’d be great at it, but I like planning and organizing events, so I’d definitely want to try it.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Recently, Dungeons & Dragons has taken over my life. I’m either creating backup characters, painting minis, or watching Critical Role.
What was the best day of your life?
Picking up my little dog Max for the first time when he was a puppy – and every day with him since!
What do you do to relax?
Something creative, usually! Drawing, crossword puzzles, painting, gardening.
What’s your favourite indulgence?
Ordering a large pizza and some garlic fingers on a Friday night and eating it over the course of a weekend.
Who is the person who most influenced you, and how/why?
It is honestly a three-way tie between my high school choir teacher, my high school music teacher, and my high school English teacher. The first two, Ms. DeCoeur and Mr. Curtis, fostered my love of music, and my English teacher, Mr. Dolan, really made English fun to learn and understand.