MUSIC DIRECTOR - DAN TREMBLAY (2015 - PRESENT)
Dan Tremblay holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Université de Montréal. He studied trumpet with Russell DeVuyst, Jean-Luc Gagnon and Guy Archambault.
Dan holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire. He is also Principal Trumpet with the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. Dan is an active freelance musician and private trumpet teacher in Quebec and Ontario. He plays regularly with different symphony orchestras such as the Orchestre Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and l'Orchestre Métropolitain du grand Montréal. He has been Principal trumpet with the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, and with the McGill Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Alliage Brass Trio with Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. The trio performed in Maritimes provinces, Quebec and Ontario, with a show called “Mission sur la Planète Alliage”. Trio Alliages received the Ménard-Pomerleau Award in 2006.
Dan received bursaries from the Fund for Scholarly and Professional Development from Queen’s University. He used it to develop his repertoire on the piccolo trumpet, and to develop his conducting skills. He was assistant conductor of l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne in 2007.
Dan has taught trumpet at Queen’s School of Drama and Music since 2001. He is also director of the brass choir and trumpet ensemble. He holds the position of adjunct trumpet teacher, and has also coached brass chamber music groups at The Crane School of Music, State University of New-York at Potsdam since 2006.
Past Music Directors
The orchestra has continued to grow under the guidance of a series of conductors, including Canadian Conductor Kerry Stratton, Canadian Composer Clifford Crawley and since 1990 under the direction of Gordon Craig.
Stephen Choma 1960 - 1976
Kerry Stratton 1976 - 1977
Bruce McGregor 1977 - 1982
Clifford Crawley 1982 - 1984
James Coles 1984 - 1988
Dezso Vaghy 1988 - 1990
Gordon Craig 1990 - 2015
Patrick Headley 2015 - 2016
Past Guest Conductors
Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra
Sunday, October 18, 2009 Celebrating the Maestro's 20th Season
Hastings and Prince Edward Children's Chorus Youth Chorale and Senior Training Choir
Sunday, December 6, 2009 Christmas Classics