Artistic Director, Conductor Youth Band and Symphony
A recipient of the Clifford Evans Awards for Conducting, Colin Clarke’s credits include collaboration with world-renowned artists and ensembles, including the United States Air Force Band of Liberty (Boston, Massachusetts), the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Canadian Brass.
Colin has led the Provincial Honour Bands of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island. He was the 2008 conductor of the National Youth Band of Canada and has lead performances worldwide, including the U.S., Europe, the United Kingdom and China.
With a passion for music education and outreach, Colin’s commitment to working with young people has earned him recognition as a Molson Great Canadian, one of 150 Canadians making a difference in the community.
In addition to his role with OSYO, Colin is the Artistic Director of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, which he founded, and Artistic Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He is an active guest conductor, clinical, adjudicator and composer/arranger.