Canadian Conductor Rosemary Thomson Joins PAMDA as a Special Advisor

The Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (PAMDA) has enlisted the support of a national musical leader to help deliver music education to the community during the restrictions imposed by the current health crisis and into the future.  “I am extremely excited to join PAMDA as an advisor during this phase of creativity and adaptation,” says Rosemary Thomson. “Running …

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Dear Friends, It’s been a wild year and we have a lot to be grateful for. We hope you will join us at the AGM to learn about our successes, challenges, and plans for the upcoming year. However, due to the unusual circumstances of Covid-19, and to ensure the health and safety of our community, the Penticton Academy of Music …

Call for Nominations

Penticton Academy of Music Society (doing business as Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS OPEN   The Penticton Academy of Music Society (PAMS) is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors. These volunteers are from diverse professional backgrounds, who are elected for two-year terms to manage the affairs of PAMDA in …

Norm Looney Scholarship Competition

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is proud to host the annual Norm Looney Scholarship Competition. This event aims to recognize the accomplishments of our talented students and offers them recognition for their hard work. To participate in this competition:  Students must be under the age of 18 and studying at a Grade 5 level or above. Student’s lesson payments must be …

Fall 2020 Term

We are working hard to develop proper protocols and procedures that will allow us to once again offer in-person lessons in a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. And while we do not know yet what the Fall Term will look like, we do know that we will continue to bring teachers and students together. We’ll open up registration for …

Summer Lessons

Due to popular demand, we’re happy to announce that some of our faculty will be offering private lessons over the summer (online, of course). Maybe this is the time to take up the French Horn, Trumpet, or the Oboe. Or maybe you want to delve deeper into the mystery of music and study theory. Your first step is to pick …

Year-End Gala

Our Year-End Gala will look and feel quite different this year, but we still want to celebrate! We want to celebrate the resilience and flexibility of our teachers and students as they navigated Covid-19 challenges.We want to celebrate learning and development and the many hours of lessons and practice that have taken place this year. And we want to celebrate …

Summer Programs

2017 Summer camp information and registration forms are now available here.