Academy of Music

7280 Kemano Street, Powell River V8A 1M2 (end of Manson south of Duncan)
604 485 9633  Email

Established in 1981, the Academy offers formal study through private lessons and group instruction. Projects include: private instruction, group instruction, choral ensembles, jazz instruction,
International Choral Kathaumixw and the Annual Concert Series.

Clansman Pipe Band    Email

Ian Richmond   604 483 9673     

The Clansman Pipe Band has been serving the Powell River community for more than forty years. The mission of the Clansman Pipe Band is to continue the rich cultural heritage of Pipe Bands in Powell River.

We welcome new members of all ages. For information or to arrange a performance, please contact
Ian Richmond.

School of Piping: free weekly piping and drumming lessons.
For information or to register call Ian Richmond.

Community Concert Band, Powell River

c/o Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano Street, Powell River, BC  V8A 1M2

Walter Matella, Band Leader
Stuart Wright  604.485.3813  Email

The Powell River Community Band strives to serve as an inspiration and playing opportunity for adults, secondary school and college band students.

Chor Musica Men’s Choir

Academy of Music
7280 Kemano Street, Powell River V8A 1M2

Contact: Doreen Smith-Reif   604 485 2960    Email

Chor Musica is a male voice community choir comprised of 55 singers sponsored by Pacific Coastal Airlines. The choir is conducted by Don James with the assistance of Richard Olfert, piano, and vocal coach Walter Martella. (excerpt from Powell River Peak article)

False Isle Broken Consort

Kevin Wilson   604 483 9052   Email

Early music performance group associated with the Society for Creative Anachronism plays pre-1650 music.

Practice: Mondays, 7:00 pm  call for location

Festival of Performing Arts

Sponsored by the Powell River Rotary Club, the Festival has been a Powell River tradition for over 65 years offering opportunities to a wide range of performing artists including piano, voice, strings, wind and brass instruments, speech arts, and amateur choirs, bands, string and jazz ensembles.

International Choral Kathaumixw Festival

Powell River Academy of Music

7280 Kemano Street Powell River V8A 1M2
604 485 9633  Email   

A festival that brings choirs from around the world to share their music and love of singing.  Powell River has become known worldwide for its friendly musical atmosphere and setting.

Powell River Chorus

Janice Gunn, President  604 485 2008  Email

Community chorus dedicated to community service through community singing.
No age limit.

Practices: Wednesdays 7:30 pm,  Brooks Secondary, 5400 Marine (Townsite)

Powell River's Musicians Homepages

Glen Ogilvie  604 483 4258   Email

Over 550 Powell River musicians are listed including novices to professionals. All genres of music from all walks of life.

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) offers a unique program that prepares music students and young professionals for a career in music performance. It is designed to assist students in obtaining the necessary tools to win a position in a professional orchestra.

PRISMA students work with internationally renowned artists from the world’s finest symphony orchestras. During the intensive program students are immersed in an in-depth orchestral training program and enjoy the chamber music concerts by the outstanding faculty.

Sunshine Music Festival Society

Palm Beach Park, Palm Beach Road, South of Powell River (see map in a new window)

Clay Brander, Artistic Director   Email

The Festival is a celebration of live music from across Canada and the world. Expect to see world-class performances in a picturesque setting at Palm Beach Park on the waterfront. Shop at the craft market and enjoy some tasty treats from the many food vendors. Year after year, the festival gets better and better! Hope to see you there, and don’t forget your beachwear!

The One Voices Choir

The One Voices is a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network ( Ubuntu is Zulu for 'I am because we are.' Although each member choir has its own unique style, there is a common thread that binds us all together. After singing in the founding choir of the network (The Getting' Higher Choir) and later training with its choir directors, Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly, it is a joy to introduce this style of group singing to Powell River.

The philosophy:

This choir

Although beautiful songs and harmonies emerge, the end product is not a key focus of this choir. It's simply a splendid bonus!

Music Groups, Festivals & Organizations

The saying goes that music feeds the soul. In Powell River we have a lot of soul food with the
Academy of Music playing a major role in the community plus music festivals and numerous groups that just like to make music.

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