An interview with Caitlin Beaupre

August 4, 2016 | An interview with Caitlin Beaupre, Soprano Vocalist
A question-and-answer

Vancouver, BC—Meet Caitlin Beaupre, who is a soprano vocalist with musica intima.

Name: Caitlin Beaupre
Vocal category: Soprano
Year you joined musica intima: 2009

1. How did you begin singing?
At the age of four, after attending a Gilbert & Sullivan dress rehearsal at which my mom was playing in the orchestra, I declared that I didn’t want to play violin anymore; I wanted to be on stage! My parents enrolled me into the Jennings Institute for Performing Artists and I’ve never looked back.

2. Which artist are you listening to right now?
I love the Wailin’ Jennys (a Canadian trio) for their tight harmonies, and inspiring music.

3. What’s something you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Doodle and read.

4. When did Vancouver become home?
I am a born and raised Vancouverite!

5. Tell us about your family.
I grew up in an artistic family: my grandmother is a painter, my mom is an oboist and sculptor, and my dad grew up singing in choirs and playing piano. I have a younger brother who can sing a mean Johnny Cash and works as a lineman. My husband is a music lover who is better versed in popular music than I could ever hope to be – he’s always introducing me to great music.

6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be – and why?
For vacation, I would really love to go to Hawaii. I’ve never been and I love the beauty of the vegetation, the ocean, the waterfalls, the volcanoes . . . it seems so magical!

For fun, I want to go back to New York City to see as many shows as possible. I am a musical theatre girl at heart, and New York City is my happy place.

7. If you could have dinner with any well-known figure (past or present), who would it be and why?
Ellen DeGeneres. I enjoy her humour, humanitarianism, kindness, and the positive influence she has on the world.

8. Tell us something about you that will surprise us.
I can deadlift 250 lbs., and do a pull up!


About musica intima
Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released nine commercial recordings. musica intima’s album clear (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. The ensemble’s album into light (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine. The ensemble's latest release is its first-ever collaboration album: Thirst (2015).

Allison Murray
Communications Manager | musica intima