Heitha Forsyth

Folk, Alternative, R&B, Country, Singer-Songwriter

Heitha Forsyth aka “Sol James” is a force to be reckoned with, with a voice to match. She has completed two degrees: The University of Manitoba Jazz Studies program in 2008, and the Canadian Mennonite University Music Therapy Program in 2020. She has used the past decade+ to perform, tour, record for others, and release 2 recordings of her own, cementing her place as a sought after professional vocalist at home in several styles. Beyond her busy performing career, Heitha has been teaching the art of singing to students of all ages and stages through the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, The University of Manitoba Preparatory Studies and privately. Heitha can also be found sharing art, expression and joy in hospital and long-term care environments as a performer, and more recently, as a Music Therapist.

Heitha has spent time working with various populations within facilities in Winnipeg. As a student under the supervision of Gillian Barnes, M. A., S-LP(c) (MDC), she lead the first therapeutic choir in Winnipeg for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Her success working in this capacity lead to her recruitment by U-Turn Parkinson’s to form and lead U-Tunes, which continues to provide therapeutic intervention for those living with PD. She is also the director of Vivace Voices, a therapeutic choir for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease through the Canadian Mennonite University Community School of Music.