Dennis Beck

Mr. Beck is active as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician, both in Canada and the United States, and is a member of the Canadian Festivals of Music Adjudicators’ Association. His articles on music education have appeared in several professional journals. Recognized as an advocate for excellence in conducting, he co-founded the Unionville Wind Conductors’ Symposium 1994. In the fall of 2008, he was one of ten alumni of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University in London, Ontario, named as the inaugural recipients of the university’s Wall of Fame honour. In 2011, the OBA recognized him with an Honourary Lifetime Membership. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Canadian Band Association’s National Band Award, joining a list of 23 other Canadian musicians who have been so honoured since 1976. For twenty years he taught music, coached soloists and chamber ensembles, and conducted bands at Unionville High School’s Arts York program, in Markham, Ontario. Currently, he is conducting and teaching at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London, Ontario.

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