The Amy Ferguson Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports, produces and markets vocal arts in the West Kootenays. The Amy Ferguson Institute (AFI) was founded in 2000 to celebrate the musical legacy of Dr. Amy Ferguson, a much loved music teacher and mentor best remembered for the Nelson Boys Choir which she founded in 1930 […]
AFI produces opera, musical theatre, choral concerts and vocal workshops showcasing and strengthening the artistic talent of the West Kootenays. We also offer a variety of awards annually and biannually.
AFI has commissioned two vocal compositions, a major choral work for soprano, adult and youth chorus and orchestra and the full length opera, KHAOS.
AFI will be hosting a Choral Weekend September 23-34, 2016 in Nelson, BC with special conductor Dr. Marc A. Hafso. I am thrilled to come to Nelson in September to celebrate the gifts of singing and the power of ensemble singing! Through the rehearsal and informal performance of a collection of varied choral works, brains will be […]