It all began in her childhood, from spending hours listening to movie soundtracks, classical music and Disney songs on repeat, singing aloud at home with her family and taking piano lessons at the early age of four to penning her first song in 2009, a favorite pastime she carried all the way from the Philippines to Vancouver, BC. Her immense appetite for music cultivated through the years, making Kylie Fonacier the composer, lyricist, singer and pianist she is today, recognized for her positive and enthusiastic approach to every endeavor in the performing arts that crosses her path, not without her occasional quips and quirky sense of humor.
Heavily influenced and inspired by the musical theatre genre, yet equally compelled by instrumental works with both traditional and adventurous harmonic palettes, her music takes listeners on a vast array of journeys that are often thought-provoking and emotionally driven with an occasional mix of humor and heart all in one.
Thoroughly involved in her high school music department for four years, alongside Pinetree Secondary's Vocal Jazz ensemble, Kylie won an award in 2014 for her original song “Here’s to Us All” in the songwriting contest “Sing Me a Song, BC,” gaining a special visit by the Lieutenant Governor of BC, the Honourable Judith Guichon.
In recent years, her passion for collaboration and leadership often led her to the podium at composition concerts, numerous compositions from a variety of student ensembles, led under her baton. Her pieces have been commissioned by the Douglas College Chamber Quartet and premiered by the renowned Vancouver chamber ensemble, Standing Wave, while finishing her Bachelor or Music degree in composition at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Edward Top and Benton Roark.
Kylie also finds genuine joy in community involvements, singing with the Vancouver Academy of Music Schola Cantorum, the Coquitlam Alliance Church worship team, a cappella group Duly Noted, most recently acting in the ensemble of Theatre in the Country’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and currently teaching piano at J&W’s Music Studio in Coquitlam, BC.
Above all, Kylie aspires to inspire people along the way as many have and continue to inspire her. She remains eternally humbled, blessed and grateful to her peers, mentors, and most especially, God and her family, for without their unwavering support, she would not be where she is today.