Our conductor, R. Duane Hendricks, is a conductor, trombonist, pianist and composer. He has 20 years of experience as an instructor at junior & senior high and university levels in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Manitoba and Minnesota. He has studied at MacPhail College of Music, the University of Minnesota, Brandon University and the University of Calgary, and has earned the degrees Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music.
He is busy as a conductor, clinician, performer, teacher and adjudicator. He is also an artist and art instructor, working mostly in oil, pastel and drawing. He has an active music, art and teaching studio in Lakeview in southwest Calgary.
Duane recently admitted to having a special interest in all things Star Wars and secretly would like to use a light sabre while conducting. His wish was granted at our May the Fourth Be With You concert on May 4th, 2014!