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CJ McGillivray has composed and performed music for numerous film and theatre productions in association with Carousel Theatre for Young People, CRAFT Productions, Killarney Film Productions, the Summer Visions Film Institute and Capilano University. Her passion is acoustic solo performance and she is continually expanding her repertoire of original folk music for voice and solo piano or ukulele.

As a composer, CJ McGillivray specializes in energetic music often performed for young audiences on piano or ukulele. She also enjoys experimenting with acoustic folk and jazz music. Her musical experience encompasses writing and performing on piano, ukulele, guitar, keytar, oboe, flute, harmonica, melodica and hand percussion. Some of her contemporary musical influences include The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Florence Welch, Regina Spektor, Soley and Cold War Kids. Her more classical or dramatic scores are influenced by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Debussy.