With an eclectic musical background, CJ McGillivray has composed and performed music for numerous film and theatre productions in association with Carousel Theatre, CRAFT Productions, Killarney Film Productions, the Summer Visions Film Institute and Capilano University. Her passion is acoustic solo performance and she is constantly expanding her repertoire of original folk pop music. In recent years she has enjoyed performing as the resident musician at Rocky Mountain Flatbread.

As a composer, CJ McGillivray specializes in dramatic film scores and playful piano or ukulele music performed for young audiences. She also enjoys experimenting with acoustic folk and jazz music. Her musical experience encompasses writing and performing on piano, ukulele, keytar, oboe, flute, harmonica, melodica and hand percussion. Some of her contemporary musical influences include Sara Bareilles, Florence Welch, Regina Spektor and Nathan Willett of the Cold War Kids. Her classical roots fuel a deep passion and admiration for composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frédéric Chopin and Claude Debussy.