Jo Ann C. Dalisay received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music (piano performance) from Mount Allison University and her Master’s Degree in Music (piano performance) from the University of Victoria. Her principal teachers were Vladimir Levtov, Patricia Elliott, Sofia Moshevich and Arthur Rowe. In addition, she has performed in masterclasses taught by renowned artists including James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton, Donald Currier, Kathleen Supove, Robert Levin and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.
Jo Ann performed with the University of Victoria Student Orchestra under the baton of Janos Sandor. Under the direction of Christopher Butterfield, she also performed contemporary chamber music at UVic’s Sonic Lab Concerts. As a soloist, Jo Ann has performed across the country. She has played and premiered works of several new composers such as Nicole Burgess, Ian de Hoog, Alisdair Zacks, John Cole, Andriy Talpash and Benjamin Keen. Jo Ann has also collaborated with the Alma de Espana Flamenco Company in concerts combining Classical Spanish repertoire and traditional Flamenco music and dance.
Jo Ann has taught since 1983 in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia. Her students have performed in student recitals and music festivals, have taken Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations and have continued to study music in post-secondary institutions. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree, Jo Ann was on faculty at University Settlement Music School in Toronto. As a graduate student at the University of Victoria, she was a teaching assistant to the piano department preparing undergraduate students for year-end performance exams.
Jo Ann is a member of the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. As well, she received her preschool music training from Kindermusik International. Jo Ann lives in Victoria, BC with her husband (landscaper/photographer) Ian Brodie and their two young daughters, Malia and Olivia.