Musical Director

Brent Rowan, B Math, B Mus

Brent is a freelance saxophonist (doubling on flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon), composer, arranger and director of music. Known for his ability to direct various music ensembles in Guelph and the surrounding area, Brent is the founding director of the Centre Wellington Youth Band, the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, the Village Band at the Village by the Arboretum and the New Horizons Band for Guelph. He leads the Tritone Studio of Music jazz ensemble at his own private teaching school and was the assistant conductor, under Colin Clarke, of the Guelph Concert Band for five years. In 2002 he was the assistant musical director for the Puttin It Together production of Grease held at the River Run Centre, and in 2003 was the musical director for Footloose and in 2004 for Bye Bye Birdie. In 2005 and 2006 he instructed woodwinds and wind band at the CAMMAC music camp in Lakefield.

Brent has a solid career as a Jazz Educator and Performer. He performs on the saxophone, clarinet and flute at music festivals, concerts and various other gigs. He performs in a wide variety of jazz ensembles ranging from straight ahead small groups to traditional big band groups, also exploring his musical creativity within the art of creative music and original compositions. He has a great deal of experience with leading and teaching to achieve excellent musical performances.