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Breaking News

SAMC's new choral director debuts with an evening of harmony and light

Joel Tranquilla introduces new concert as part of an ambitious series of choral events. 
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TWU singers perform "High Renaissance" with Vancouver Chamber Choir

SAMC students perform with the VCC on Oct 17 as selected members of The Focus! Choir.
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SAMC Theatre conjures up dazzling fantasy

SAMC Theatre presents a magical take on the pitfalls of parenting. Read More

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On sale Wednesday, Oct 1: Christmas at the Chan tickets

Our beloved holiday tradition, Christmas at the Chan, is returning for its 11th year! 
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SAMC launches new Faculty + Friends Recital Series

Inaugural concert features chamber music for clarinet, violin, and piano. Read More

SAMC's Verge Conference explores artistic inquiry as research

Eighth annual event features international roster of presenters. Read More

 Dean's Corner


Dr. David Squires

Welcome to SAMC

Our world is full of art and ideas...everywhere we turn we encounter words, music, images. Human beings – created in the image of a Creator God – are fundamentally and amazingly creative. SAMC is a rich and stimulating academic community of people who believe in the power and the wonder of words and ideas, music and images, story and relationship. As highly creative and skilled artists, scholars, and leaders, we fully engage the culture in which we live, and are dedicated to mentoring students in the development of their own personal voice. Read more

First Things 2014

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 3, 2014. Read more

First Things 2013

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 4, 2013. Read more

First Things 2012

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 5, 2012. Read more

First Things 2011

Dean's address, SAMC fall kick-off, Sept 14, 2011. Read more

A Vision for the School of the Arts, Media + Culture

Dean's address, delivered at the launch of SAMC, April 6, 2010. 
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