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Colin Clarke (Concert Band)

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Colin Clarke is sought after as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer/arranger, having captured the attention of instrumental and choral ensembles, schools and music festivals across Canada and the United States. Colin’s credits include collaboration with world-renowned artists and ensembles including the United States Air Force Band of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, Orchestra London Canada, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Ballet Jörgen, trumpet virtuoso Allan Vizzutti, the Canadian Brass and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States.

Colin is best known for his work with the multi-award winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, a group he started as a high school student. For over two decades this ensemble has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the leading performance ensembles of its kind in Canada. Under Colin’s baton, the Wind Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 to much acclaim and returned in 2016 to mark its 25th anniversary.

With a passion for music education and outreach, Colin maintains a commitment to working with young people and the community. He has also conducted numerous bands, orchestras and choirs throughout Canada and the U.S., and has lead the Provincial Honour Bands of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island. In the spring of 2008 he served as conductor of the prestigious National Youth Band of Canada. Abroad, Colin has lead performances in the United States, England, Hungary, Austria and China.

In addition to the Wind Orchestra, Colin serves as Music Director for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Oakville Symphony Youth Symphony.

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2018 Festival Staff:

  • Robert Ambrose (Concert Band)
  • Erin Bodnar (Concert Band)
  • Gordon Brock (Concert Band)
  • Robert Spittal (Concert Band)
  • Rob Taylor (Concert Band)
  • Brad McDavid (Concert Band)
  • Katy Luyk (Choral)
  • Elise Bradley (Choral)
  • Carrie Tennant (Choral)
  • Frank Lee (Choral)
  • Allison Girvan (Choral)
  • Joel Gray (Jazz Band)
  • Jodi Proznick (Jazz Band)
  • Jerrold Dubyk (Jazz Band)

2017 Festival Staff:

  • Barry Valleau (Concert Band)
  • Larry Gookin (Concert Band)
  • Shelley Jagow (Concert Band)
  • Don Owens (Concert Band)
  • Mark Lane (Concert Band)
  • Jacquie Dawson (Concert Band)
  • Chee Meng Low (Concert Band
  • Dean Mcneill (Jazz Band)
  • Fred Stride (Jazz Band)
  • Ray Baril (Jazz Band)
  • Scott Leithead (Choral)
  • Dominic Gregorio (Choral)
  • John Chalmers (Choral)
  • Frank Lee (Choral)
  • Allison Girvan (Choral)

2016 Festival Staff:

  • Barry Valleau (Concert Band)
  • Allan McMurray (concert band)
  • Gary Green (Concert Band)
  • Robert Taylor (Concert Band)
  • Fraser Linklater (Concert Band)
  • Robert Spittal (Concert Band)
  • Christin Reardon MacLellan (Concert Band)
  • Chee Meng Low (Concert Band))
  • Robert Ambrose (Concert Band)
  • Jerrold Dubyk (Jazz Band)
  • Jared Burrows (Jazz Band)
  • Craig Brenan (Jazz Band)
  • Allison Girvan (choral)
  • Carrie Tennant (choral)
  • Lhente-Mari Pitout (choral)
  • Kathleen Luyk (choral)
  • Lisa Ward (choral)
  • Scott Leithead (Choral)
  • Benila Ninan (Choral)
  • Frank Lee (Choral)

2015 Festival Staff:

  • Larry Gookin - Central Washington University (concert band)
  • Allan McMurray - University of Colorado (concert band)
  • Mark Lane (concert band)
  • Don Owens(concert band)
  • Chee Meng Low (Concert band)
  • Carrie Tenant (choral)
  • Scott Leithead - Kokopelli Choir Director (choral)
  • Jennifer Riley (choral)
  • Jennifer Moir (choral)
  • Jared Burrows (Jazz Band)
  • Brad Turner (Jazz Band)
  • Dave Robbins (Jazz Band)

2014 Festival Staff:

  • Larry Gookin - Central Washington University (concert band)
  • Allan McMurray - University of Colorado (concert band)
  • Dr. Gillian MacKay - University of Toronto (concert band)
  • Robert Taylor - UBC (concert band)
  • Gary D. Green - University of Miami (Concert band)
  • Jonathan Girard (Concert band)
  • Scott Leithead - Kokopelli Choir Director (choral)
  • Chandelle Rimmer (choral)
  • Scott Goble (choral)
  • Raymond Baril (Jazz Band)
  • Craig Brenan (Jazz Band)
  • Dean McNeill (Jazz Band)

2013 Festival Staff:

  • Scott Leithead- (Choral), Kokopelli Choir Director
  • Lhente-Mari Pitout- (Choral), South Africa Director World Youth Choir
  • Fred Stride- (Jazz Ensemble), UBC Director of Jazz Bands
  • Ray Baril- Grant McEwan University of Edmonton
  • Allan McMurray- Conducting Department Chair, University of Colorado
  • Don Owens (Concert Band), Director of Jazz Studies, Northwestern University
  • Larry Gookin (Concert Band), Director of Band University of Central Washington
  • Angela Schroeder (Concert Band), University of Alberta
  • Dennis Beck (Concert Band), Master Educator, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Mark Hopkins (Concert Band), Associate Professor, Acadia University

2012 Festival Staff:

  • Mr. Don Owens- Director of Jazz Studies, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Rob Taylor- Director of Bands and Assistant Professor UBC
  • Dr. Gillian MacKay- Associate Dean, Graduate Education University of Toronto
  • Ms. Catherine Glaser Climie- Founder, the Calgary Cantare Children's Choir
  • Mr. Larry Gookin-Director of Bands, Central Washington University
  • Mr. Allan McMurray- Conducting Department Chair, University of Colorado
  • Fred Stride- Senior Sessional Lecturer, Director Jazz Ensemble UBC
  • Special guest artists Allen Vizzutti and Epsilon