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 …

Now Accepting E-Transfers!

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is pleased to announce that we can now accept e-transfers! For more information please contact our office: OFFICE HOURS Monday: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Tuesday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Wednesday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Friday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm PHONE: (250) 493-7977 EMAIL: info@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca

Academy Speech Arts Students ‘Rock’ the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival! in 2018

Near to 30 Academy students took part in the Speech Arts section of the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival this past week.  Performers were aged 4 – adult, sharing spoken word and dramatic skills with enthusiastic audiences and receiving commendation and encouragement for their poetry, prose, drama, Shakespeare and mime presentations from adjudicator Robin Norman.  Ms. Norman was delighted with the standard …

Academy Teacher wins composition contest

Nicholas Ryan Kelly, the Academy’s composition and theory teacher, is the winner of The Grand Philharmonic Choir’s inaugural composition contest for composers 30 and under. The world premiere of Nick’s winning composition, “Celestial Dream” was performed by the Choir on February 10, 2018 in Kitchener, Ontario, adding to Nick’s many accomplishments. Note: Nick will be conducting his new piece featuring …