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Haley Donald


Haley Marie Donald

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
HALEY MARIE PERFORMER, MUSICIAN, PLAYWRIGHT, STORYTELLER Haley Marie is a Yale-educated musician with three sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall. She is a trained classical flutist and pop pianist who is fascinated by that which makes us human. A storyteller who takes audiences behind the scenes to answer one question: what could’ve inspired these artists so much that they were driven to write music that seems to have made them immortal? Prior to forming Aurelia Productions, Miss Marie obtained degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music, McGill University and the prestigious School of Music at Yale University. She is also the recipient of the 2002 Governor General’s award at the Winnipeg Music Festival. Since completing her studies, Miss Marie has carried out concert tours both in Canada and in Europe. Her recordings have been distributed in the Americas, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Australia. She is also honoured to be a member of the College of Examiners at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Haley Marie’s passion has always been learning how to break the rules in her own meticulous way. The little girl who initially refused classical piano lessons became the young woman roaming the halls of both McGill University and the Yale University School of Music. She is now obsessed with telling audiences about the day-to-day lives of musical masterminds: uncovering hidden histories of personal turmoil, quirky relationships, emotional struggles, tumultuous friendships and inspiration from the most unexpected places. Her curiosity led to the creation of the Men Behind the Music series. Countless hours were spent pouring over projections, storytelling and music to create these live musical documentaries. Analyzing everything from Bach to the Beatles, Haley Marie reveals the seemingly ordinary moments of artists’ lives that drove them to become extraordinary. Her analysis led to the creation of Aurelia Productions and its touring shows The Men Behind the Music: Genius & Drama; The Men Behind the Music: An Evening in Paris; O Holy Night: Five Centuries of Christmas Music; and, mostly recently, The Men Behind the Music: Beatles Edition. The Beatles Edition show sold-out two separate dates at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts before transitioning to a live stream platform, where it remains one of the Oakville Centre’s best-selling live streamed shows. Upcoming performances of the show will take her to the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, the Capitol Centre in North Bay and the River Run Centre in Guelph with more dates continuously being booked. Haley Marie and her company, Aurelia Productions, have toured extensively through North America, Canada and Europe. She is currently developing a new classical edition of The Men Behind the Music, focusing on mental health issues experienced by some of the world’s greatest classical composers.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Flute
  • Rudiments
  • Harmony
  • History
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Flute - Advanced
  • Flute - Elementary
  • Flute - Intermediate
  • Harmony - Advanced
  • History - Advanced
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2007 - Master of Music - Yale University
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Music - McGill University
  • 2003 - ARCT, Flute Performance - RCM

School Associations

  • Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner