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Orville Heyn is one of Canada’s leading voice trainers. He has served as a lead vocal instructor and lead in-house session Producer for the International Jazz Workshop at the Banff Center for the Arts. Orville currently teaches on faculty at Humber College’s internationally acclaimed music program. He has been teaching voice and songwriting since 1988 and 1997 respectively and composing since 1979.

Orville Heyn has worked extensively as a professional singer, pianist, composer, arranger, actor, teacher and choir director. He was called, “an amazing talent” by Kenny Werner (Grammy nominated jazz pianist and author of Effortless Mastery). Orville is the founder of both The Singer’s Body training method and of Humber College's first songwriting program and is viewed by many professionals in the music industry as one of Canada’s most gifted and innovative vocal teachers.

Orville Heyn was the personal Vocal Coach for Mike Myers and Telma Hopkins on the Paramount Pictures’ film, The Love Guru. He was also a Music Producer, Arranger and Music Editor on The Love Guru, as well as Songwriter/Producer of the film's featured original song “Lead Me To Your Rock”. Orville has also recorded preparatory learning materials for Jessica Alba, Mike Myers and others.

As Composer, some of Orville's selected scoring credits include: three short films for up and coming Writer/Director Tyson Breuer; Three Small Words (2011) - winner of a Remi (Platinum Award) for best Romantic Short at WorldFest, Huston Texas, Movie Call (2011) and Jungmadel (2010) as well as the trailer for Dances With Films: The Last Independent, Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles (2009), Le Promenade Des Papillons, Los Angeles (2008), Find, starring and Directed by Tara Samuel of (Sue Thomas FBI) - nominated Best Narrative Short - 2006 Austin Film Festival, and the TV pilot Welcome To Harmony (2006), starring Fred Penner. Orville produced and orchestrated “The Broken” (itunes) for Suzie McNeil as well as the rockin' duet version of Otis Redding's "Respect" (2008) for Deborah Cox and Suzie Mcneil as seen on the YTV show, The Next Star. Orville also produced, arranged and orchestrated the sophomore release by Heather Hill entitled Leuty Station (May 2012), selected by SkopeMag as one of the ten "Sonicbids Artists 2 Watch" for in 2012.

Orville was also hired as lead vocal coach for the YTV Network program, The Next Star (the youth version of American Idol). Prior to that, Orville was featured as a voice trainer on Slice Network's television program, The List - (season 1, episode 4).

Orville Heyn has also served as an adjudicator and clinician at The Brandon Jazz Festival, adjudicator for University of Toronto's Jazz Department and guest presenter at MusicFest Canada and the Blue Skies Music Festival.

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Composer Reel available upon request.

    other selected music credits:

  • More Than the Love of Women (a new Canadian Opera by Michael Kurek – Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • studio work for Réné Duperé (composer for Canada’s famous Cirque du Soleil)
  • concert dates with Fred Penner and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • music direction for more than 10 theatrical productions

Some of Orville’s other selected arts-related work:
    stage acting:

  • More Than the Love of Women as Jonathan
  • Marat/Sade as Marat
  • Macbeth as Lennox
  • Assassins as Sam Byck
  • A Little Night Music as Henrick
  • Side by Side by Sondheim
  • Sweeney Todd as Pirelli
    film acting:

  • Bogus as Actor/Singer (New Regency Pictures, director Norman Jewison)
  • The Visitor as Lead (Orica Pictures, director John Shisko)



The Love Guru Soundtrack

“The most invigorating and dynamic song on the [Love Guru] soundtrack comes from Telma Hopkins And Toronto Children's Concert Choir singing "Lead Me To Your Rock." Hopkins can belt it out and "Lead Me To Your Rock" is, oddly, the perfect song to precede rapper B.A.S.K.O.'s "Big Boi."
- www.popwreckoning.com, Online Music Magazine.

“Singer and actress Telma Hopkins (of Tony Orlando and Dawn fame) and TC3 (Toronto Children's Concert Choir) wow with the gospel tune "Lead Me to Your Rock”.”
- www.monstersandcritics.com/soundtracks, M&C Online Magazine.


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