He is a percussionist and teacher who studied for his
Bachelor of Music at the University
of Alberta, his Masters at Northwestern University of Illinois, his pre-doctoral
studies at the University of Alberta
and his doctorate at York University.
His career as a professional musician he has played
with several bands and chamber ensembles, been a member of the Edmonton
Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Wind Ensemble, the Edmonton Youth
Orchestra and performed at the New Music Chicago Festival. He has also been a musician for
several musicals productions.
A writer of articles on percussion and
ethnomusicology, he has contributed to conferences hosted by the American
chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and
the Society of Ethnomusicology.
He has also reviewed videos and recordings and had an article
published in the New Grove Dictionary of Music on the subject of Canadian immigrant
In the field of musical education he is the chairperson
of the Fine Arts Department at Grand Prairie
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)
CBC Records SMCD 5165
Conductor – Harry Pinchin
Liner Notes: Snake Fence Country