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About Us

Our Founder

Maestro Lewis Dalvit, with his wife, Pat

Lewis and Patricia Dalvit

Lewis Dalvit (seen here with his late wife Patricia), a Pierre Monteux protégé, founded the St. Andrews Arts Council and Summer School for the Performing Arts in 1986. Maestro Dalvit has conducted extensively in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Mexico, Central America and the US, including at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Read more about Maestro Dalvit here…

Who We Are

The St. Andrews Arts Council, established in 1986 in partnership with the New Brunswick Community College/St. Andrews, is dedicated to enriching New Brunswick communities and providing educational and performance opportunities for local, national and international students of all ages and abilities by promoting and encouraging the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts through innovative, multi-disciplinary programs.

Educational Programs

The Summer School offers performing arts courses, master classes and workshops in Opera, Voice, Choir, Drama, Dance, and Instrumental Music for students of all ages from beginner to professional.


Lewis Dalvit
Rachel Kwan
Cindy Townsend
Hok Kwan
Ron Kelly-Spurles
Tom King
Wendy Neilsen
Betty Allison
Tom Diamond
Anne Larlee
Jennifer Swan
Katherine Streight
Roberto Mauro
Rebecca Haas
Mireille Lebel
Peter Tiefenbach
Matthew Leese
Liz Upchurch
Daniel Carberg
Andrea Mulder-Slater

“The world is a complicated place, and there’s a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does.”

David Rubenstein