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HCA Concert Series
In this fourth video of the Mohawk series,  an in-depth interview with Pianist David Jalbert our most recent artist to grace our halls with live music.      
Our Historical Building
In the third video of the series Mohawk delves deep into our building. HCA Historical Building - Artistic Director Vitek explains the history of our beautiful building.  
Building on the past at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – The influence of HCA and the building that it calls home.
Hamilton is renewing itself around an arts and culture movement centred on James Street North. But the arts have been at home on James South for over a hundred years, and the building that today houses the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) has been a hub of creativity for a long time.   For the full story please click here.
Vitek Wincza: Founder of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

When Vitek Wincza was on a tour of North America with his dance troupe in 1982, he had no idea of the journey ahead as he made a fateful decision to defect from the oppression of martial law in Poland.

But for Wincza, the recollection is clear; as the company packed up to head back into the United States, he chose Canada. And he found himself in Hamilton. Like really found himself.

For the full story please click here.

Dancing around the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – A feature on our Assistant to the Artistic Director, Outreach Manager for the Conservatory, and Administrative Manager for the Dance Theatre

Laura Kappel has found her rhythm at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA).

“It’s interesting, there’s got to be something that pulls me back here,” smiles Kappel. “There’s a big sense of full circle – to have sort of ‘come back’ to the HCA at different times in my own career trajectory- it’s a very special place…really unique and dynamic.”

When the HCA first opened in 1997 Kappel indulged her love of ballet in a year of lessons before leaving for university.

For the full story please click here.

Helping the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts out the door – Laura Kappel on the changing Hamilton Arts scene and HCA’s very own Dance Theatre.  
It’s been 14 years since the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) opened its dance company. But Outreach Manager Laura Kappel has been dancing around the HCA for longer than that, rotating back through the multi-arts organization three times in the last 18 years.  She’s seen a lot of transformation, both in the building and in the business. To read the full story, please click here.
HCA’s Overview and Approach
The second video of the series, Overview and Approach - Artistic Director Vitek goes into detail about HCA's multi-disciplinary approach to teaching the arts and what HCA has to offer students of all ages.
HCA and Mohawk
Over the last few months Mohawk Journalism students have visited HCA, interviewed staff and faculty to showcase the history and beauty that is Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. These interviews are now ready to be shared with everyone! Please keep checking back to this page for all the articles and videos.   Our first video: HCA Spirits of Dance - Mohawk interviewed Artistic Director Vitek Wincza and Dance Teachers Lisa Emmons and Denise Van Es about the dancing here at HCA and what the Dance Department strives to accomplish with their students.