Dean of Music

Since the middle of October I am the new Dean of Music of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Oldest Flute

Oldest flute found is now 50,000 years old – I knew Neanderthals had good taste!



Announcing Cyber MEW Sunday Flute Travels

Over the course of the past couple of years I’ve been repeatedly asked, if I couldn’t set-up a regular flute event throughout the year. I’m happy to say, that I finally had time to tackle this project and here is the announcement, fresh off the press:
– 3 gatherings this fall, and each class has a special destination.
– Two weeks before each class music will be sent out for quick study. 
– Each gathering will start at 3:30pm until 5pm EDT / 4:30pm – 6pm ADT.
– Performances, flute tips & tricks, stylistic interpretation pointers and historic facts. 
Check out this link for more information and registration:

Arts Nova Scotia

A big THANK YOU to Arts Nova Scotia for funding my travels with Trio d’Argento this season! Couldn’t have done it without you and hope that we can hit the road soon again, after Covid-19 times have passed.

Performances coming up:

February 27th: Concerts in Care at Melville Lodge with Jennifer King/Argento Collective

March 1st: J.S.Bach Magnificat at the Round Church with Garth McPhee

March 2nd: extended flute techniques and Barbara Croall’s work “Noodin” for Dalhousie University.

March 23rd: Concert in Care at Sagewood with Jennifer King/Argento Collective

April 5th: J.S.Bach St.John Passion with Paul Halley

April 18th: Trio d’Argento, Caledon Chamber Concerts

April 23rd: Concerts in Care Shoreham Village with Jennifer King/Argento Collective

May 17th: Suddenly Listen, Tim Crofts Music for Quartet

Busy times

Loads of examining and adjudicating coming up:

Examined in Ontario in January, will be adjudications for the North York Music Festival in April and then for the Canadian Music Competition in May.

RCM Examinatins look like this:

BC Tour with Trio d’Argento

And the trio is off to BC again, great concert today at the Silverpurse Arts Centre in Vancouver and a ferry ride to Nanaimo. And who would have thought that there’s already a table reserved for me? Concerts: 25th Port Alberni, 26th Tofino, 27th Chemainus.