Town Award | 2019
Lisa was presented with the 2019 Town Award for her hard work and dedication in enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Arnprior. The Town recognized her ability to help children and adults alike reach their potential and share that potential through fundraising concerts at numerous social service organizations and seniors’ homes.
At a Town council meeting on November 25, 2019, Lisa was honoured with a certificate and original sculpted plaque by renowned Burnstown artist, Richard Gill.
Local News Story about Lisa's Award
Arts Promoter Wins Arnprior Town Award
by Derek Dunn
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Even before the 2019 Town Award was presented during the Nov. 25 Arnprior council meeting, the public gallery erupted in applause.
The crowd of about 25 was there to support recipient Lisa Webber.
“That’s the first time in 15 years,” said Mayor Walter Stack, referring to the enthusiastic clapping. “This year’s recipient has been an active member of the community for decades, devoting and committing 28 years to promoting the arts in Arnprior. Ms. Lisa Webber is a trustworthy, responsible, fair and caring individual in all her work.”
She is founder of four musical groups: The Arnprior Community Choir, Ottawa Valley Girls’ Choir, the ladies’ ensemble Tutti, and co-founder of Two Rivers Musical Productions.
Stack said Webber helps children and adults alike reach their potential and share it through fundraising concerts at numerous social service organizations and seniors’ homes.
She was nominated by Marilyn Campbell, who said, “Lisa decided that anyone may join the Arnprior Community Choir without an audition, which is rare for a choir. She did this because she wanted the choir to be truly representative of the community and not just a choir made up of music specialists.”
Webber said she is honoured to accept the award.
“When you live in a town going on 30 years, everything you do is a reflection of how you were brought up,” Webber said. “It’s important to include everyone and be kind – music does that for people.”
Following another robust applause, Coun. Lynn Grinstead chipped in with: "I thought they'd break out in song!"
Top Teacher Award, Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa | 2016
Lisa Webber was the recipient of Steinway & Sons 2016 Top Teacher Award, presented by Steinway Piano Gallery of Ottawa. This is an annual award given to teachers for outstanding instruction and leadership in music education, and who demonstrate an unceasing commitment to their students in helping them to fulfill their highest potential as musicians.
Teacher Certificate of Recognition, Royal Conservatory of Music
| 2015 & 2016
Lisa has been a recognized teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music since 1990. Throughout her teaching career, she has prepared numerous students for vocal and theory examinations. Royal Conservatory regional Gold medals are awarded each academic year to conservatory examination candidates who achieve the highest mark in their Province or region. In both 2015 and 2016 her student Thomas Cherney received this honour for Level 6 and Level 7 Voice. Gold Medal Ceremonies are held to recognize students’ outstanding achievements and acknowledge the contribution of their teachers. In 2015, Thomas and Lisa attended the ceremony in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory.
Local News Story about Lisa's Award
Arnprior Student Earns Top Voice Mark in Ontario
Thomas Cherney excels in Royal Conservancy of Music exam
by John Carter
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Arnprior teenager Thomas Cherney has received the top mark in Ontario from the Royal Conservatory of Music for his performance in a voice examination.
The Royal Conservatory issued a news release last week to congratulate the 13-year-old for winning a gold medal for scoring the top mark in the province on the Level 6 exam.
Cherney received the award on Sunday, Nov. 22 at a public ceremony in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall. He is taught by music teacher and Arnprior Community Choir founder and director, Lisa Webber, who lives in Braeside.
It’s not the first time Cherney has been in the musical spotlight. He was named the top musical theatre performer at the 2013 National Shine Dance Competition.
Royal Conservatory regional gold medals are awarded each academic year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31) to conservatory examination candidates in Preparatory A and B and Grades 1 to 10 who achieve the highest mark in their respective province or designated region.