Catherine Hiltz is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Treaty 6 territory Edmonton, AB, currently residing on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver BC.
As a session musician, Catherine has worked with artists Tegan and Sara and Rae Spoon, and producers Sylvia Massey (Johnny Cash, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Alex Hope (Tegan and Sara, Alannis Morisette), and Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, The New Pornographers). Currently, she plays in Queer As Funk, Bad Pop, Rong, and Loose Fang; in addition to performing with a number of artists including Mathew V (604 Records), The Sojourners, Hunting (Nevado Records), Khari McClelland, The Katherines (604 Records), CR Avery, and Catlow. She has performed in groups with members of KMFDM, The Matthew Good Band, and Mother Mother, and has opened for Steve Vai, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, The Electric Six, Ria Mae, Blue Rodeo, Stars, The Ataris, and many more.
Catherine provided the original score for OUTtv's in partcular, barbara findlay (Becca Plucer, 2015), and worked as music producer on Moving Images' Dissolve: A Documentary on Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Michelle Porter, 2009). She has taught guitar, bass, cello, and theory to over 40 students per week, in addition to creating and teaching a curriculum for classroom guitar at an elementary school to students in grades 3 to 7. She also works as an engraver, currently working on an 11-album songbook with Rae Spoon.