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 …

A Musical Valentine

Want to give your valentine something unique? Complete this form and, for a suggested donation of $10, we’ll send a customized musical valentine greeting to your loved one, featuring the talented faculty of the Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, playing a selection of romantic pieces. Your special valentine’s greeting will be emailed to your loved one on Sunday, …

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.  …

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 …