CMA Executive Appoints Tricia Edwards

The Calgary Musicians Association Executive Committee has appointed Tricia Edwards to fill the Board vacancy left from the elections last fall. The Calgary-based pianist maintains a busy and diverse schedule playing and performing regularly as solo artist, in jazz combo, as professional accompanist and as a member of several of Calgarys most popular salsa and Latin bands.

Tricia earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in classical piano performance from the University of Alberta and studied in summer master class programs at both the Banff Centre and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She has appeared as soloist with the Vienna Sinfonietta and University of Alberta orchestras and in frequent solo and chamber music recitals in Edmonton, Abu Dhabi, and Calgary. She has been on the piano faculty at Alberta College and currently teaches at Mount Royal Conservatory.

Tricia was the recipient of the 2009 Richard Harold Cowie Memorial Scholarship, given by the Calgary Musicians Association. She released her debut jazz CD “Joyspring” in March 2009.  

Recent past performances include appearances at Lolita’s Just Jazz Series, Cliff Bungalow Jazz Series, TD Jazz Series pre-show for Buena Vista Social Club, JazzYYC’s International Jazz Day Celebrations, University of Calgary Monday Night Jazz Series, Taste of Calgary, as regular sub for Stage West Theatre production of The Wedding Singer, Francophone Festival, Africadey, Lilac Festival, Fiestaval and Expo Latino.

She has been a member of AFM Local 547 since 2008 and is looking forward to serving as a new member of the Board. Join us in welcoming her.

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