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Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke
Colin Clarke
  • Artistic Director, Oscar Peterson Program, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)
In addition to his role at The Royal Conservatory, Colin Clarke remains active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer/arranger. His conducting credits include collaboration with world-renowned artists and ensembles including the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets – the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. 
 
Colin is best known for his work with the multi-award-winning Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO), a group he founded as a high school student. For three decades this ensemble has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the leading performance ensembles of its kind in Canada and made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2006. 
 
With a passion for music education and outreach, Colin maintains a commitment to working with young people and the community. He has conducted numerous bands, orchestras and choirs throughout Canada and the U.S. and was awarded the Ontario Band Association’s Lifetime Membership Award for his contribution to music education in Ontario.