Ambrose Arts

Ambrose Arts
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.

Ambrose Arts Music Program
Ambrose Arts Theatre Program
Ambrose Arts Dance Program


Here is a preview of our 2018-19 season:

FALL 2018

Ambrose University Singers

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time and Location: TBD

An Evening of Fryderyk Chopin: The Complete
Songs for Voice and Piano

Featuring Ambrose music faculty Rachel Goldenberg,
Soprano and Edwin Gnandt, Piano.
A Fundraiser
for Ambrose Music Scholarships.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time and Location: TBD

Ambrose Jazz Night

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:30 pm • Location: Airhart Theatre

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Featuring complete performance of G. C.
Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with
F. J. Haydn’s Te Deum in C Major.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 2018
7:30 pm • Location: Ambrose Gym


Ambrose University Singers presents:
A Celebration of Folk

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time and Location: TBD

Ambrose Concerto Concert

Featuring Ambrose Orchestra and Soloists.

Friday, March 8, 2019
7:30 pm • Location: First Church of the Nazarene

The Great Divorce

A Collective Creation written and performed by
the 2018-19 Theatre Cohort. Inspired by the
C.S. Lewis book.

Thursday, April 4; Friday, April 5; and
Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 2:00 pm

Location: Ambrose Movement Studio

SURGE: An Ambrose Arts Fusion

Featuring Dance, Jazz, Choir, and Musical Theatre.

Friday, April 12, 2019
7:30 pm • Location: Ambrose Gym


Our 2018-19 season will be finalized soon. Please check back for single ticket and subscription pricing.


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

Ian Charter Ambrose Arts Music
Ian Charter
Ambrose Arts Music
Associate Professor

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

Jacqueline Dyment Ambrose Arts Dance
Jacqueline Dyment
Ambrose ARts Dance
Program Coordinator