INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Helping your son or daughter prepare for a career they are passionate about is incredibly important. Our team recognizes this is an important life decision. Our CEO wrote a blog about his experience as a parent of a Nimbus student and how every student needs to have the best experience possible.Read The Blog
The music and media industry is thriving and growing. From recent studies about the economic impact of the live music sector on the BC economy, to growth of media used by virtually every company and charity, the need for savvy media workers is only increasing.
Nimbus is constantly getting feedback from industry about what skills, techniques and knowledge are necessary to succeed and thrive in this dynamic sector. As a result, each of our programs is tailored to prepare our alumni for success.Explore our Programs
Nimbus is a designated institution with the BC Ministry of Advance Education and Training as part of the Private Training Act. As such, we are a designated learning institute for Student Loans. We offer various payment plans.Financing at Nimbus
Nimbus applies a hands-on approach to education. We find many students find academic success for the first time with this approach. As Bob Ezrin, one of our founders, says, "Who you are is more important than what you know how to do". To succeed in the fast paced industry of music, media and entertainment, workers need to have great interpersonal skills in addition to a strong work ethic and technical knowledge. That's why all our students participate in "Don't Push My Buttons" classes with our Clinical Counsellor - learning about everything from interpersonal dynamics and conflict resolution to body language and a solid handshake.
DJ Morgan Lily Bookings for Summer!
February 20, 2019
Shout out to our grad DJ Morgan Lily, who is constantly booking, performing and collaborating. One of our graduates recently booked DJ Morgan for a family wedding, and we're stoked to see notifications for performances all over town, for Holt Renfrew, Fleur Wedding Show, Vancouver Art Gallery and more. Find out more about DJ Morgan's work HERE!
Hipposonic takes on another graduate!
February 20, 2019
Congrats to current Zaira M, who joins recent graduate Zach P at the amazing Hipposonic Studios! We're so impressed by how eager, proactive and dedicated our students and graduates are. They're both receiving great feedback from the studio owner already!
Nimbus Network on Crazy 8s Project
February 14, 2019
Sean William, one of our Admissions Associates and extraordinary composer, works on Crazy 8s film "ADA" with Nimbus graduate Troy Zeng and current student Joshua Akow. Good luck to all our Nimbus grads working on Crazy 8s this year!
Artist and Nimbus alumni Raene featured in Live Acts Artist Spotlight!
February 1, 2019
Nimbus would love to congratulate Raene, a graduate of the Artist Development, Advanced Music Production, and Music Industry and Entrepreneurship programs, as they have been featured on Live Acts' February Artist Spotlight!
Hit "MORE INFO" for the beautifully written article penned by Shania Coombs, another graduate of the Music Industry and Entrepreneurship program!MORE INFO
Nimbus Grad Sound Team on LA International Film Festival Award-Winning Film
January 28, 2019
Nimbus Grad plays the Commodore!
January 22, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Connor B whose band, Chase The Bear, is playing at the legendary Commodore Ballroom! Tickets and info can be found here - congrats, Connor and CTB!
ADEV GRAD TESS ANDERSON DROPS NEW SINGLE!
January 17, 2019
Tess Anderson is a singer, songwriter and producer originally from Victoria, BC, and is a Nimbus graduate of both the audio program as well as the Artist Development program. Her debut single “Home”, which was produced as her ADEV demo, was released January 11th. Recorded at the historic LMA studio, produced by Dave Genn, mixed by Dean Maher, engineered by both Dean and Alex “Condor” Aligizakis, and mastered by Brock McFarlane, this track was created entirely by Nimbus staff and students. “Home” is a song about finding and building a safe place within the person that you love. It’s about allowing your love to grow and change over time, and watching it evolve into something much bigger than it was at the beginning. “Home” is now available on all streaming platforms.
Hit "More Info" below for all streaming links or catch the beautiful tune on Youtube right here!MORE INFO
Alumni Aspen King releases new EP!
January 15, 2019
MORE INFOElectronic Music Production program graduate Aspen King releases a stunning new EP delving deep into dark relatable themes.The Say Something EP is a cohesive story that goes full circle.Happy is a song about pretending to be happy in an abusive relationship, Say Something is when you want to say something to the other person but feel like you can't. Take Me Down is about being taken down by the other person, for not saying anything to them about to situation. Detonate is about destroying the other person emotionally, and Sad is the end result.- Aspen KingIf you like what you hear you can follow her on her musical journey below!
Graduate Patrick O joins MMP Studios in Virginia
January 7, 2019
Congratulations to graduate Patrick O for his recent placement at MMP Studios in Virginia!
PGAP Graduate hired for new Virtual Reality Game
January 2, 2019
Congratulations to Post Game and Audio Production Graduate Jeff H for his sound design work on a Virtual Reality game "Evasion"! Developed by the downtown VR/AR/MR studio Archiact, Evasion was released this October on Vive, Rift, and PSVR. The trailer can be seen here. Congratulations on achieving another great goal!
New Hire! Branden McCarthy at Keywords Studio
December 18, 2018
Congrats to graduate Branden McCarthy for his new hire at video game external development partners, Keywords Studios!
New Hire: Raul Reis with Live Acts
December 11, 2018
Congratulations to Raul for his recent hire with Live Acts Canada as one of their freelance sound tech team!
The Girl With No Superpowers: Recording Day at Nimbus
November 30, 2018
This fall, Nimbus Instructor Cody Taylor hosted our long-time charitable friends CHERSEA and Project Limelight to record a theme song for their “Make A Movie” Program. Project Limelight Society inspires confidence, enthusiasm and passion at no cost to youth agent 8-15 years living in Vancouver’s Downtoan Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant. We’re so proud to support music making and creativity in our community, and congratulate the whole team on a funny, charming and thoroughly entertaining film!
Nimbus Graduate on Emmy Award-Winning Show Rick & Morty
November 16, 2018
Congratulations to Nimbus Graduate Kelani Lim as she celebrates being on the Rick & Morty team. The Cartoon Network hit show won an Emmy in 2018, and we couldn't be more proud of Kelani's success since graduation!
Alumni Interview: Thrillhouse on Abort Mag
November 9, 2018
Nimbus Alumni Zach Gilmore (AKA Thrillhouse), interviewed by current Music Industry Student, Sam Milton. Check out the full interview HERE!
Alumna Ashleigh George Lands Marketing Coordinator Role For Flamingo Events Centre
October 15, 2018
Congrats to Advanced Music Industry Program Alumna, Ashleigh George, from Surrey BC, for landing the Marketing Coordinator job for The Flamingo Events Centre! In addition to marketing, Ashleigh loves working with artists on projects, organizing shows, and assisting with branding, which makes her new job even more so fitting!
For booking inquiries contact Ashleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Graduates land roles at EA
October 11, 2018
Congratulations to Post Game and Audio Design graduates Sandy H and Jeff H for joining the team of audio artists at video game giant EA (Electronic Arts!). We are so proud of you!
kustom & 40k - 4 the weekend
September 12, 2018
"Debut project from kustom & 40k streaming , listen to the single here and pre-save the project on spotify: https://soundcloud.co
Cassie Dasilva featured on Perez Hilton!
September 12, 2018
Nimbus student Justin Stepens drops some psychedelic trap!
September 11, 2018
MORE INFO"This is a song for those who need an escape from reality, with euphoric and bass boosted love. Here is 333-333-333" - Justin Stephens
Nimbus Production Student WATERFALL EYES Releases "THIEF TACTICS" Album!
September 6, 2018
"Thief Tactics was a battle between my happiness and my depression, and how I lost a lot of those battles. A lot of it was written about, and because of a girl I met during the recording of the album. I fell really hard for her, but didn’t feel like I was stable enough mentally to be with her. Even with that knowledge, I know she’s somebody that I can’t help but not give up on. If she’s reading this, this album’s for you." ~ Waterfall EyesMORE INFO
Nimbus Alumni Dan Bereza Releases New Song
August 30, 2018
"Heartless" is an honest portrayal of my many potential love relationships which have reduced themselves to friendships and sometimes even acquaintanceships.
This song was written by Dan Bereza in May 2018, and finished recording and producing it in July.
All instruments and lead vocal by Dan Bereza
Violin by Josh Thompson
Harmonies by Kentya Kurban.
VPRO alumnus creates Youtube series for Guilt&Co
July 27, 2018
Trevor Tews, alumnus of the Video Production and Music Business programs at Nimbus, has recorded, filmed, and edited a new YouTube series for Guilt&Co. Check out the first installment!
Guilt&Co is one of the premier Vancouver venues for live music.MORE INFO
Sean McGowan Lands Commercial Spot for Vancouver Aquarium
July 25, 2018
Sean McGowan, composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio specialist, graduate of Nimbus, and part of our Admissions team, recently landed the Vancouver Aquarium walrus commercial. You can watch the commercial HERE. Congratulations, Sean!
Nimbus Staff and Producer works with US touring band Youth Fountain
July 20, 2018
Producer, Engineer and Nimbus TA Tim Creviston (pictured far right) plays bass for the Vancouver based band Youth Fountain. Signed to Pure Noise Records, the band has released their newest single "Rose Coloured Glass" and announced a US and Canadian Tour. Tim has been working with Youth Fountain amongst many other projects in the last twelve months. Congratulations on a great song and music video, Tim and Youth Fountain!MORE INFO
Carla Fugard joins Directors Guild of Canada
July 8, 2018
Nimbus Alumna Carla Fugard joins the Directors Guild of CanadaMORE INFO
Ashleigh George lands summer placement with The Flamingo
July 4, 2018
Congratulations to Ashleigh George for landing a summer placement with The Flamingo in Surrey, an up-and-coming new live music venue. Ashleigh was working for the Jeff Turner Entertainment Group, and has been working hard since before her graduation. It’s great for me to see more Nimbus grads getting jobs through the mailing list emails, and thank you Ashleigh for letting me know you got the position - I’m STOKED for you. Congratulations on another great placement!MORE INFO
Kassia Edwards lands Watchdog Management Role
July 2, 2018
Kassia is a Nimbus Graduate from the Advanced Music Industry Program and the Live Sound Mixing & Recording Program.
During her studies, Kassia kept busy juggling her time working at Tiny Kingdom Music, Live Acts Canada, and managing the band Gentle Mind. As of the Spring of 2018, she has started working full-time at WATCHDOG MANAGEMENT, as she was also selected as the Women In Music Management Mentorship program!
Blueprint hires two Nimbus Graduates
June 29, 2018
Job Titles: Lighting Tech
Congratulations to Derek L and Raul R for their recent placement with one of the country’s biggest entertainment companies, Blueprint!
We're so proud to see our students and graduates join the industry, not only ready to share their skills with the world, but to grow and learn, and be a part of the community. Congratulations, you two!MORE INFO
Cassie Dasilva release with Universal Music Canada
June 18, 2018
Nimbus Alumna Cassie Dasilva releases "Rough Cut" with Universal Music CanadaMORE INFO
Alumna Josie Patterson releases new EP
June 18, 2018
Nimbus alumna Josie Patterson, performing as "cozy" has released her new EP.
'Ladystough' is a celebration of my adult experience thus far; my perspectives, failures, and victories, my hyper-confidence juxtaposed with my insecurities. Meant to represent my own experience of “Lady stuff”, and to reinforce my unabashed desire to speak to unconventional themes bluntly. I love emphatically rapping about concepts that aren't always represented in hip hop.MORE INFO
On The Mic Hires Four Nimbus Alumni
May 7, 2018
On The Mic Training, a leading Voice Training school, hires four Nimbus alumni to join their team.MORE INFO
Kristina Lao joins cast of UK Touring Musical
February 19, 2018
Kristina Lao, Nimbus Community Liaison and recent graduate of the Artist Development Program, joins the cast as a supporting lead in the UK tour of 20th Century Boy just two months after completing the Artist Development course.MORE INFO
Racquel Villagante the new A&R Representative for SOCAN
January 5, 2018
Racquel Villagante, graduate of the Advanced Music Business Diploma, joins SOCAN as the new Artist & Repertoire Representative.MORE INFO
Jaeden Froese Co-Creates Pacific Sound Radio
July 31, 2017
Jaeden Froese, graduate of Nimbus' Advanced Music Production Program, co-founds Pacific Sound Radio, a guest-driven radio station aimed at promoting and showcasing local artists.MORE INFO
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I want to thank you for supporting the Gleneagle Secondary Schools Annual Jazz Gala and the great opportunity for Sarah to record her song with her brother Jacob and friend Ethan. They had such an amazing experience and thank you Elisa for your professional knowledge and dedication to this recording.
Kelly Doyle, Gleneagle Secondary Parent Volunteer
Jazz Gala - Committee Chair