CKUA Radio Orchestra at the University of Alberta, 1928-29. Mrs. J.B. Carmichael is standing tall toward the back, near to microphone, wearing long necklace.

Our delve into the vast archival collection and colourful characters that make up CKUA continues with the latest Treasures from the Vault feature brought to you by the Edmonton Heritage Council. Involved with the original Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Women’s Musical Club, and founding member of the Edmonton Civic Opera Society, Beatrice Carmichael was a key player in cultivating Edmonton’s early music scene at a time when women existed only on the periphery of the music profession. Read more about Beatrice and her ties to CKUA then check out the entire Treasures from the Vault series.