Alison Pick is the author of the best-selling memoir Between Gods, short-listed for the $40,000 BC Award for Non-Fiction and a Top Book of 2014 at the Globe and Mail and CBC Books.
Bell Captain, Philippines
After 10 years in the hotel business, Alvin Fontanilla was looking to try out the Canadian culture - and climate.
Amanda Smith is a Toronto-based opera stage director and Founding Artistic Director of FAWN Chamber Creative.
Ame Henderson grew up on Vancouver Island and now lives in Toronto where she is an Associate Artist with Public Recordings, a collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance creation, learning, and publication.
Amiel Gladstone is a West Coast based writer and director.
Trumpet, Santur, Vocals, Composer
Bruce McKinnon Fellow
Trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of diverse musical traditions and a singular approach to combining Middle Eastern musical languages with jazz and other styles of contemporary
Guest Faculty, Visual + Digital Arts
Amish Morrell is Editor of C Magazine and Director of Programs at C The Visual Art Foundation.
Guest Artist, Visual + Digital Arts
Amy Franceschini is an artist and designer who creates work that facilitates encounter, exchange and tactile forms of inquiry by calling into question the "certainties" of a given time or place where a work is situated.
Amy Rhodes is the Director of Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
Opera 2017 Participant
Edmonton born soprano Ana Toumine is currently based in Montreal, studying with Dominique Labelle. Recent roles include Rosalinde, Alcina, Mimí, and Anna Glawari.
Andrea Büttner lives and works between London and Frankfurt. Büttner works across a diverse range of mediums, concerned with the boundaries between formal and conceptual critical practices.