We Felt the Love!

Our first Musical Valentine Greeting Card fundraiser was a huge success! We raised close to $1,000 and sent out nearly 100 emails on Valentine’s Day, featuring your love notes and our faculty’s musical messages. Thank you to everyone who participated, including our extraordinary teachers – Mia Harris, Maiya Robbie, Olivia Walsh, Kirby Barber, Sandra Wilmot, Sam McNally, Tanya Westby, and …

Introducing Little Music Makers

In this fun and interactive NEW online class with instructor Carole Fitsell, young children ages 3 to 5 (and their parents) will learn music through songs, stories, instruments, and visual clues. Families will put together a homemade instrument box using items commonly found around the household, and each week will make different characters for a song. Zoom orientation session available.  …

Available Instruments

We’ve been asked to let our community know that the following instruments are available: 1981 Suzuki Nagoya 1/16 in very good used condition, for sale for $250. Photos and contact information in the Violin ad. Upright piano. Free to a good home – you just need to arrange the move. Please call Connie at 250.488.1558.

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 …