Juanita Faas - website


Mission Statement

Eclectic world class pianist, trained in classical, jazz and ballet for several years. Been church pianist for over 35 years. In the past years played my Christian jazz at most every venue out there. Awesome live performance.


Bio

Classically trained as a youth. Ballet accompanist for 20 years. Trained in jazz for 4 years. Attended Anderson University in Anderson IN. Touring Canada and the USA for 6 years. In 2010 my latest CD "HEALING WATERS" was nominated for three Canadian Christian music awards. Born and raised very poor in a small town in Alberta Canada. Our family of four lived in a one room apartment for the winter and a small holiday trailer during the summer. Gave my life to God at age thirteen and recommitted at age thirty. Deadicating the rest of my life to serving God with my music ministry.

I was born and raised in Medicine Hat AB Canada. Throughout the 1980's and 90's I was a church pianist, music teacher, member in several bands (Christian and secular), ballet, vocal and choral accompanist. My three main genre's of music would be; Christian, jazz and new classical, which I usually mix (along with several other styles) together in my arrangements and compositions. I started recording professionally in 2001 and started touring Canada in 2002 and then the USA in 2005. I have performed in many Christian and secular events (see performance highlights). Composing and arranging my own music has become my main focus. I still do some cover tunes, with my own arrangements. My music is aired on radio, internet radio and TV. In 2005 I connected with AngelAID. A non profit Christian charity in Jacksonville FL servicing terminally and critically ill children and their families. Dr. Carl Shipley (former member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock), cofounder, president and COO, hired me on as the volunteer music director in 2007. I continue to compose, arrange and tour. Websites and related web information, search, Juanita Faas on any search engine.

Education and Conference/Workshops

Anderson University Anderson IN, music program 1982.
Passed ARTC performance exam Royal Conservatory of Music mid 90's
Ballet accompanist work shop Vancouver BC early 90"s
Tom Jackson workshops, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2000.
Breakforth Ministry conference, Edmonton AB, 2000, 2001, 2003.
GMA music conference Three Hills AB, 2003, music song competition.
GMA Music In The Rockies Estes Park CO, 2004, piano competition.
Private jazz lessons 2000-2004
World Vision, Huston TX 2006
Music Ministers conference Jacksonville FL, 2008

Discography

Holy Hands-indie 2002, over 1000 CD's sold
Attitudes-indie 2004, over 1000 CD's sold
Angels Believe In Santa Clause/Angels Spirit At Christmas, double CD, AngelAID Productions 2007
AngelKIDS at Christmas, AngelAID Productions, 2007
Healing Waters, AngelAID Productions, 2009



Accolades

Nominatad for Three GMA Canada Covenant Awards 2010
Honor Award winner The Great American Song Contest 2008 (song AngelKIDS)
Attitudes, nominated for two SHAI Gospel Music Awards, 2005
Attitudes, nominated for two CGMA covenant Music Awards, 2005.
Attitudes, nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards, 2006.
Attitudes, winner, two Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards, 2007.
Music Ministry Endorsement from Christian Music Presenters, Nashville TN 2006.

Performance Highlights

Jazz At The Lake, Sylvan Lake Jazz Festivel 2010
GMA Canada Showcase and Awards Show, October 2009 Calgary AB
Central Music Festival August 2009 Red Deer AB
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat AB, October 2008
Canadian Gospel Music Awards, Calgary AB, October 2008
Jacksonville Irish Festival, April 2008
AngelAID Christmas Extravaganza, Jacksonville FL, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.
Anchor Ministries Regional Conference, Guelph Ont. 2007
SHAI Gospel Music Awards, Edmonton AB, Jan 2007
Sweet Daddy's Christian Coffee House, Phoenix AZ, April 2006
Pageant Of Peace, The White House, Washington DC, Dec. 2006
A Christmas Jazz Celebration, (vocal accompanist) Carnegie Hall NY NY Dec.2006
Southern Baptist Convention Exhibit Hall, Greensborough NC 2006
100 Huntley St TV program, Crossroads Ministries Ont. 2005
Wine Blues and All That Jazz Festival, Woodstock Ont. July 2005
Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, June, 2004
The Miracle Channel Lifeline Christmas program, Lethbridge AB Dec. 2004
GMA Music In The Rockies Estes Pk CO, 2004, daily showcase performance
Wav File, The Miracle Channel, Lethbridge AB 2004
Foodbank Roadshow Tour, Ont. 2003
Alberta Music Showcase, Edmonton AB 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

AFM-American Federation of Musicians
GMA-Gospel Music Association (USA)
CGMA-Canadian Gospel Music Association
SOCAN-Society Of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
CMP-Christian Music Presenters Nashville TN
AMIA-Alberta Music Industry Association
JAMM-Jacksonville Alliance Of Music Ministers FL
AngelAID-- Jacksonville FL
World Vision-Canada/USA
CMRRA----Canadian Musical Production Rights Agency Ltd.