A Few Words from our Interim Executive Director
Welcome to the third season of the Valley Performing Arts Center.
In August 2013, I was given the privilege of serving as Interim Executive Director of this wonderful addition to the San Fernando Valley community. Since I am a new face, I'd like to introduce myself to you and share a bit of my vision for the VPAC's future.
For the past ten years, I have been a Professor of Music and Director of Guitar Studies at Cal State Northridge. A Toronto native, I have played both classical guitar and a steel string instrument to audiences across the globe. My eclectic repertoire includes iconic notables such as Bach, Toru, Takemitsu, John Lennon, and Radiohead.
My passions are performance and teaching. Being located on the campus of one of the finest public universities in the nation gives me the opportunity to combine my love of music with my love of learning. Working with an exceptional staff of dedicated professionals at the VPAC, we will strive to entertain our audiences by presenting world-class performers in music, dance, drama, and comedy. Whenever possible, we will add educational components through pre-performance lectures or demonstrations.
Our season reflects the diversity of our community. This season's artists include: country stars Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell; the Shanghai Ballet; the Haifa Symphony Orchestra; The Acting Company's presentation of Hamlet; the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; and returning Broadway super-stars Bernadette Peters and Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Valley Performing Arts Center’s third season will continue to provide world-class arts to the community at affordable prices.
Please check us out and visit us often. Tell us what you want to see and hear. We are listening. Together we will continue to celebrate our shared love of performance, education and community.
Interim Executive Director