Comox Valley Arts extends a huge congratulations, and thank you, to Kate Ramsey - for her tireless and enthusiastic work as ED of CYMC. Always a pleasure to work with, and run into in the hallway, we wish her all the very best on her next adventure!

The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre is pleased to announce the selection of Ryan Oliver as its new Executive Director.  Ryan has joined the team in October, 2017, with an overlap of Kate Ramsey who is retiring from her duties after her many years of guidance.

An accomplished saxophonist, clinician, and composer, Ryan comes to CYMC with experience of working and touring professionally for over 20 years.  He has worked with the Shuffle Demons for the last 12 years and performed across Canada and around the world.

Along with his stellar credentials as a musician, Ryan has diverse administrative and instructor skills that he brings to the CYMC Executive Director position, coming to us from the Downtown Summer Jazz Academy in Toronto that he founded.

The CYMC Board of Directors extend a warm welcome to Ryan, and look forward to working with him in the coming years.

To find out more about Ryan Oliver, check his website at