Dan Horner began his music studies in Scarborough where he took trumpet lessons from trumpet player and composer, Vince Gassi. Further studies at Queen’s university gave him experiences as a research assistant, an assistant conductor for the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, and part time work with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.
Since graduating, he has worked 25 years as a music teacher in Ontario and is the current Head of Music at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora. He is the co-founder of the York Music Camp and has adjudicated at the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival, Music Alive, at the Musicfest National Finals in Ottawa. He has also served for over 10 years as the conductor of the Toronto Youth Symphonic Winds.
During his summers, Dan is the assistant director of SHAD-Carleton, in Ottawa.
Dan can’t wait to work on great music with the Concert Band in August.