In memory of Victoria Megalos

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Steven Wilkes, Vancouver Symphony Assistant Principal violist remembers Victoria Megalos Vicky came to Vancouver, via Montreal, at the start of the 1970-71 Vancouver Symphony season.  We were stand partners in the viola section for several years.  After finishing her orchestra career, she collaborated with former VSO violist Bill Gordon in establishing a home teaching studio… Read more »

Member Feature – Ron Thompson

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Thoughts by Ron Thompson What are your musical activities? What genres of music do you play?  I think of myself as an “Urban Utility Musician. I work mostly as a sideman for various bandleaders and an accompanist for many singers. I often work as a solo guitarist, mostly providing background music for corporate events and… Read more »

Member Feature – David Sinclair

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What are your musical activities? What genres of music do you play? I play with various artists, including my guitar and harmonica duo ‘David Sinclair and Keith Bennett’, musical theatre shows, studio sessions both in studio or tracks over the internet. I play many genres, other than classical, although I have done several concerts with… Read more »

NOTICES

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GENERAL MEETING OF THE VANCOUVER MUSICIANS’ ASSOCIATION Monday, January 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM VMA Offices, Ste 100 – 925 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver The Agenda includes: Information and discussion with VMA Executive Director, Julie-anne Saroyan and the VMA board members about VMA initiatives, office reorganization and other issues of interest to VMA members. Any… Read more »

Kenneth Grant Aldcroft

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The extended family of creative music in Toronto, throughout Canada, and internationally is mourning the sudden, shocking death of guitarist, composer, educator, and producer Ken Aldcroft from a heart attack on September 17th, 2016. He was 46. Above all, Ken was an utterly devoted and loving husband to Maria and father to Liam, 13. The… Read more »

In Memory of Robert (Bob/Bobby) Arthur Hales

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With profound sadness the Hales family announces the sudden passing of Bob/Bobby on October 15, 2016, at 82 years of age. He was a devoted husband to spouse Marj, best dad ever to daughters Karen, Cheryl and Kim, as well as a caring, supportive and fun grandpa to four grandchildren: Nadina, Nicole, Melissa and Daniel…. Read more »

New Executive Director’s message

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Hello Members of the VMA! I was appointed by the Board as of 1-November.  It’s already been an exciting ride! For those of you who don’t know me, I thought I would introduce myself… I was a Stage Manager for Ballet BC a LONG time ago when John Alleynne was the Artistic Director, then I… Read more »

Member feature – Vern Griffiths

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Vern Griffiths Wednesday Nov. 2 to Wednesday Nov. 9th was a whirlwind week for Vern Griffith. As VSO Principal Percussionist Vern usually presides over his domain in the back corner of the Orpheum stage. This particular week started off however with the front of the Orpheum stage transformed into Vern’s kitchen where, surrounded by pots… Read more »