Brian Tate

Learning Leader, Performance Communication

Brian Tate knows that an artist’s job is to captivate you, for however long he has asked for your attention. As a workshop leader, choral director, or performing musician, Brian is a singular front-of-the-room presence who loves to captivate an audience. As a learning leader, he empowers, equips, and motivates corporate leaders to reach for the same high standard – captivating communication.

Music is Brian’s leadership lab – his talents include singing and drumming; choral conducting and performing; musical theatre; composing music for film, stage, and the concert hall; speaking and teaching. He is an internationally-respected choral director, widely invited to guest appearances across North America and beyond. Brian has twice received the Jessie Richardson Award for best original theatre music. His choral compositions and arrangements are broadly published and performed. He is co-founder and director of Vancouver’s City Soul Choir, and serves on the faculty at Studio 58, Langara College’s professional theatre school.

In Brian’s work with corporate leaders, his message is direct: “all intentional communication is a form of theatre.” He builds the elements of exceptional performance (presence, creativity, intuition, improvisation, collaboration) as he teaches the tools of the trade (voice, language, movement, gesture). For leaders, the result is often transformational. A resident of Victoria who loves to roam, Brian appreciates the dog-friendly neighbourhood where he and partner Patricia make their home.