McMillan Arts Centre,  3:00 pm




March 12 – Cindy Speelman, flute


Cindy Speelman graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance. She has also completed her AVCM certificate for teaching at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Cindy is also a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association (BCRMTA). Cindy has performed with many different groups and performs regularly with several ensembles around Central Vancouver Island. Cindy has been teaching private and group flute lessons for over twenty years in Alberta, Victoria and Nanaimo. Cindy currently teaches flute, recorder and Suzuki Flute at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music and was paramount in bringing the Suzuki Flute program to Vancouver Island through the Conservatory. Her students range in age from 3 to adult and vary in musical experience.


April 9  – Elizabeth Herman and Andrew Greenwood

A concert of duets and arias

Elizabeth Herman sings regularly in the Mid-Island area, in local seniors’ residences and with Opera Nanaimo. Her musical theater roles include Aldonza/Dulcinean Man of La Mancha and June in The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, both presented at Ladysmith Little Theatre. This past spring she collaborated with the internationally recognized classical guitarist, Ioana Gandrabur, in two very successful concerts in Montreal. She has sung in the Vancouver Island Opera chorus in productions of Hansel and Gretel and Norma, has appeared as the Page in Rigoletto and as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro.



Andrew GreenwoodAndrew Greenwood’s recent engagements include: the role of Amonasro in Aida for the Stadttheater Hildesheim, and the Stadttheater Wolfsburg, Germany; Frank in Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera; Zuniga in Carmen and The Doctor in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa for Pacific Opera Victoria; the title role in Rigoletto for the Stadttheater Hildesheim; the roles of Prince Yamadori and The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera; the title roles in Macbeth, and Nabucco, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Germont in La Traviata for Vancouver’s Opera Pro Cantanti; the role of the Emperor in Der Kaiser von Atlantis for City Opera Vancouver; the role of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Kelowna and for the 2006 Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival; Marcello in La bohème for UBC Opera, the 2005 Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival, and for Vancouver Island Opera; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Vancouver Island Opera; Danilo in The Merry Widow for Burnaby Lyric Opera; and guest appearances with UBC Opera in the title roles of Falstaff and Eugene Onegin.

Additional Canadian credits include appearances with: Pacific Opera Victoria as King Alonso in Hoiby’s The Tempest, as both Morales and El Dancaïro in Carmen, Angelotti in Tosca, Monterone in Rigoletto, and Baron Douphol in La Traviata; Burnaby Lyric Opera as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Dandini in Rossini’s Cinderella, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and Peter in Hansel and Gretel; and UBC Opera as John Proctor in The Crucible, Smirnov in William Walton’s The Bear, and Peter in Hansel and Gretel.