Conductor and trumpeter
who attended the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Michigan,
from whence he obtained his Master’s in performance.
In 1986, he
became Principal Trumpet for the Saskatoon Symphony, a seat he would occupy
for the next five years.
September 1991, he helped premiere “Wanuskewin: A Documentary Film Score for Chamber
Orchestra” at the University of Saskatchewan’s Convocation
He was also a
member of the Now Age Orchestra, and they premiered “Anole Allemande
(Lizard Dance) on 28th February 1993 at the Alberta College
Conservatory of Music’s Muttart Hall in
In 1996, he
served as assistant music director for The
Nature of Water, a new opera by Georges Aperghis,
at The Banff Centre.
He appeared on
the Edmonton Wind Ensemble’s album, Snake Fence Country, in 1997.
In 2004, he
joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as Acting Principal Trumpet.
He has also
been involved with a small jazz group known as Flux, and they premiered
Bill Richards’ “Strange Attractors” on 13th March
2005, at the University of Alberta.
From 2005 to
2006, he sat on the Canadian Music Centre’s Prairie Regional Council.
Prairie Scenes, his debut album, hit the shelves in
June 2006, and featured Sylvia Shadick-Taylor at
June 2006, he performed at the Yardbird Jazz
Festival as a member of the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra. He rang out the year by leading the
brass section in the Richard Eaton Singers’ Christmas Concert.
In the spring
of 2009, he played trumpet for The Citadel Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at the Shoctor Theatre as part of the Classic Landmarks Master
Builder Mainstage Series. He did the same for their rendering
of Sweeney Todd at the Maclab Theatre in February 2010.
In addition to
his many performing credits, he also adjudicates at various music festivals
and is a sessional teacher at The King’s
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)
SMCD 5165 (Snake Fence Country)
Conductor – Harry Pinchin