Emerging Artist Profile:
Spencer VanDellen

Artist's Website: Click Here

Young Artist Program - Singer Voice Type: Tenor
Province/Territory: Alberta
City: Claresholm

Role(s) in this year's festival:

Nerone: "The Coronation of Poppea" (Monteverdi)
Man In The Yellow Suit, Ensemble: "Tuck Everlasting" (Miller)

What attracts you to Nuova's Programs, Why this year?

NUOVA is know across North America as one of the best Young Artists Programs, and I have been interested in attending for many years. In 2021 I am even more excited to be a part of NUOVA because this past year had deprived many from being able to produce and experience live music. NUOVA is giving young artists the opportunity to create and express through music, and I couldn't be more excited for the summer!

Artist Bio

Spencer VanDellen’s voice has been described as youthful, bright and filled with colour. He is currently in the fourth year of his Bachelor of Music Degree, Majoring in Performance at the University of Victoria. Spencer is originally from the small town of Claresholm located in the heart of Southern Alberta. He has played roles in many musical theatre productions, some highlights include Seymour Krelborn in The Little Shop of Horrors (Claresholm Arts Society), The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (Empress Theatre), and Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Claresholm Arts Society). Spencer has also competed in many Music Festivals in Lethbridge and Calgary, as well as the Provincial Music Festival in Edmonton. In 2018 Spencer received the Cowtown Opera Rising Artist Award, based on his performances at the Calgary Performing Arts Festival. In Victoria Spencer played the role of Nanki-Poo in the Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado, he has also appeared in many recitals and concerts. In his free time Spencer enjoys paddleboarding, cooking, and going for rides on his bike.