PRIYA SHAH

Priya Shah is an avid experimental improviser and vocalist, musician, music therapist, researcher, and voice instructor currently based in Toronto, ON. Born in Calgary, with roots in India and branches all over the world, she is compelled by the ability of music to comfort, arouse, express and soothe the emotions that arise within the human condition. She has performed as a vocalist and improviser at the Kultrun World Music Festival, Between the Ears Festival, and Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions, and as a member of the On the Spot Collective and Improvising Concerts Ensemble. Most recently, she was featured as a guest performer with Montreal-based vocal collective Phth. A recent graduate of the Master of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University, she facilitates group and individual sessions in mental health, oncology, and palliative care settings as a music therapist and qualifying registered psychotherapist.