Over a decade in the making, Heather Ferguson is now recording and performing with some of Victoria’s most accomplished jazz musicians. Her daily life is filled with joy and a lot of music. It’s a second act for her, one she is embracing with all the passion and hard work she puts to everything she does, including her new role as Board Chair for Arts on View Society.
Heather brings the same drive and heart to her music that she used to tackle other parts of her life, including a career in non-profit that covered public relations, journalism, fund development and organizational management for 30 years. Heather has a master’s degree in communications management and extensive experience with governance having served as a Director on many non-profit Boards including Victoria Conservatory of Music, Save the Children Canada, The Empire Club of Canada and now, Arts on View Society.
“Heather has been in inspiration to us all at the Victoria Conservatory of Music…. she has gone from being a valued Board Member to being an aspiring VCM vocal student and now to being a magnetic performing artist who is gracing us all with her beautiful voice and talent.” Jane Butler-MacGregor, Former CEO, Victoria Conservatory of Music
Music is a lifelong passion she didn’t ever think would happen for her. But later in life the stars aligned, and, as Heather herself says, with music the work gets more interesting the deeper you go.
Of her debut album, Lush Life, “This is a very accomplished and warmly recommended debut album by a singer whose reputation must surely spread internationally,” said Bruce Crowther, UK Jazz Journal reviewer and author of “Singing Jazz: The Singers and their Styles”.
Now embracing life’s second act, Heather adds her love and enthusiasm for music, which only gets deeper with each passing year.