Mayor's Arts Award for Music

Veda Hille (left) and Adrian Teacher (right), 2015 Mayor's Arts Award for Music honouree and emerging artist, respectively

2015 recipients

Veda Hille


Veda Hille has been writing music, making records, and performing since 1992.

She is at home in the indie, theatre, and dance scene, and in the library. Veda enjoys creating with friends, which has led her to some pretty odd musicals, rock songs for children, electro-acoustic experiments, and very good meals.

Her most recent recording is Peter Panties, a wild document of a legendary theatre piece. The musical A Craigslist Cantata, co-written with Bill Richardson and Amiel Gladstone, is currently in development for production in New York.

Other new projects include a rewrite of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin, another round of the beloved East Van Panto, a Neworld Theatre production of King Arthur, and a new album of love songs written in Berlin.

Adrian Teacher

Emerging artist

Adrian Teacher is a Vancouver songwriter and performer best known for his work with Apollo Ghosts, COOL TV, and as a back-up musician for several independent bands.

He has been self-releasing music for more than 10 years. His album Mount Benson was nominated for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize and he was the Sappyfest songwriter in residence in 2011.

Adrian teaches elementary school in east Vancouver.

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