Gary Graham (musician)
|Born||Wolfville, Nova Scotia|
|Occupation(s)||Organist, Pianist, Choral Conductor, Church Musician, Music Teacher, Music Director|
|Instruments||Piano, Pipe Organ|
Gary Graham ONL, is a Canadian musician born in Wolfville Nova Scotia. His early musical education began at the Banff Centre while still a teenager and continued at the Music School of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and later at McGill University in Montreal.
A long-time resident of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Graham was the founding musical director of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, he has directed several dozen musical theatre productions over the years. He worked as the musical director of the Stephenville festival during its heyday under the direction of Maxim Mazumdar, directing top notch professional casts here at home in Newfoundland and on national and international tours. Graham has devoted most of his adult life to the success of the careers of hundreds of amateur performers. As a choral director Graham is well decorated. His choirs have received prizes at the regional, provincial, national and international levels. He has toured his choirs across both sides for the Atlantic receiving some of the highest honours available to amateur choral groups. As a teacher of performance, Graham's students have established thriving careers at the highest levels in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Graham was invested as a member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2004 for his role in the development of the musical, cultural and artistic life on the West Coast of the province.
- 2004: Order of Newfoundland and Labrador (ONL)
- Honorary degrees
- 2013: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Doctor of Laws (LLD)