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Cultivating the UNIQUE Artist

Ambrose Arts is passionate about unveiling, unmasking, and celebrating the artist living in you. We ask the big questions about what it means to be an artist in the 21st Century. It’s a laboratory of ideas about how artists might bring the thing they love, their art, to an audience and today’s world.

Faith Meets Exploration

Ambrose Arts is a place of crucial intersections where personal faith meets exploration, and where academia meets embodiment. Here you will explore both tradition and innovation together with a broad community of peers and scholars.

You Are an Instrument

Ambrose Arts is a place of agency. Small class sizes, intentional mentor-style learning, and connections to the arts communities in Calgary and beyond prepare students for the specific and individual life in the arts that they want to lead.

Here at Ambrose Arts, whether your plan is performance, grad school, ministry, or “not sure,” we are glad you have come.

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The 2020-2021 Ambrose Arts Season

We continue to make plans...and hold them loosely.

Please RSVP and receive the links. These are both a gift to you and we hope you'll consider making a donation to support our artists in training.

* Events subject to change.
* ID required for Student/Ambrose Discounts

"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Jenna Turk

Viola, separated from her twin Sebastian, dresses as a boy and works for the Duke Orsino, whom she falls in love with. Orsino is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Viola to court her for him, but Olivia falls for Viola instead. Sebastian arrives, causing a flood of mistaken identity, and marries Olivia. Viola then reveals she is a girl and marries Orsino.

Jazz Camp 2021


Join us for a week of daily master classes, combo sessions, workshops and jam sessions for students 14 years and older. Adults as well as classical performers or educators interested in expanding their abilities in jazz are also welcome. This is an opportunity for anyone wanting to develop as jazz performers and composers.

Date: August 2-6 2021
Ages: 14+

Drum Camp


Under the direction of Tyler Hornby, the Drum Set Educational Camp is the pinnacle drum event every year in Calgary, providing amazing drum instruction from world class drummers who are experts in their field. This unique experience gives students young and old a chance to enhance their abilities on the drum set. This camp provides an intensive yet fun atmosphere in a master class setting, allowing participants to go at their own pace.

Date: August 9-13, 2021
Ages: 13+

Bass Camp

Explore the World of Bass in this unique and exclusive Bass Bootcamp with Stefano Valdo and guests.. The camp will be the ultimate experience for bass players looking to grow and develop as a solid musician.


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Barrett Hileman Ambrose Arts Divisional Chair
Barrett Hileman
Ambrose Arts
Divisional Chair

Val Lieske Associate Director of Theatre
Val Lieske
Ambrose Arts Theatre
Associate Director

mark bartel
Ambrose Arts Music
Associate Professor

Edwin Gnandt Ambrose Arts Music
Edwin Gnandt
Ambrose Arts Music
Associate Professor