Piano Faculty (Jazz/Classical)
B.Mus., M.Mus. (Pef.)
Calgary-based pianist Tricia Edwards maintains a busy and diverse schedule as a performer, accompanist and teacher. She earned both Master's and Bachelor degrees in piano performance from the University of Alberta, studying with Dr. Ernesto Lejano, Dr. Joachim Segger and Dr. Stephane Lemelin.
During this time, Ms Edwards performed with the University of Alberta Orchestra as winner of the U of A Concerto Competition, won the Edmonton Kiwanis Festival's Lorraine Downey Scholarship competition, and was national ﬁnalist in the Canadian Music Competition in Ottawa, Canada. Her studies also included time in summer programs at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, studying under Sergio Perticaroli, and at the Banff Centre, studying under Marek Jablonski.
Ms Edwards spent several years in the Middle East following graduation, teaching and performing with visiting and local musicians, including a concerto appearance with the Vienna Sinfonietta. Upon her return to Canada, she spent several years on faculty at the Alberta College Conservatory and ten years subsequent at the then-Mount Royal College Conservatory. Public performances included several solo recitals and duo piano concerts with Edmonton pianist Dorothy Beyer in both Edmonton and Calgary.
Ms Edwards has broadened her musical expertise in the fields of jazz and improvisation. She plays regularly as solo pianist in various venues around the city, in jazz combos and with several of Calgary's busiest salsa bands. Her recent performances include appearances at Calgary's International Jazz Day celebrations, Cliff Bungalow Jazz Series, University of Calgary Monday Night Jazz Series, Taste of Calgary, Sylvan Lake Jazz Festival, Lilac Festival, Calgary Jazz Festival, Fiestaval Calgary, Fiestaval Red Deer, Expo Latino, and Lolita's Just Jazz Fridays.
Ms Edwards is the recipient of the 2009 Richard Harold Cowie scholarship, given by the Calgary Musician's Association, to further jazz studies. She released her debut jazz CD, Joyspring, in March 2009.