Instructor - Brass
Office: TC 322
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82043
Ron Gilbert studied at the University of Western Ontario where he majored in trumpet and received his Honours Bachelor of Music and Master of Education degrees. He is now retired from the Thames Valley District School Board (London, Ontario) where he served as Teacher On Special Assignment, music department head, and high school music teacher for almost 30 years. During that time, Ron also served as President of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association and Vice President of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association.
Ron has served as music camp faculty member, camp director, guest conductor, festival adjudicator, workshop presenter, conference organizer, and author of several published music articles. He is former bandmaster of the London Citadel Youth Band and the Ontario West Divisional Youth Band of the Salvation Army, and former music director of the Stratford Concert Band. He is also former Deputy Bandmaster and principal solo cornet player of the London Citadel Band of the Salvation Army.
He received his A.R.C.T. with the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto at the age of 18. As a professional musician, he has performed with numerous symphony orchestras, brass bands, Broadway show pit bands, dance orchestras, small brass ensembles, and as a soloist.
Ron is currently the Festival Director for Musicfest London. As a trumpet player, he continues to perform in the London area and run a busy private studio for both beginning and advanced players. Ron is also a member of the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators’ Association and is in demand as an adjudicator across Canada.