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Artistic Director

Brian Truong

Brian is a trombone and tuba player based in Markham, Ontario. He joined the Ontario Cross Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra in 2008 as a tuba player, shifting to trombone occasionally according to repertoire demands. In 2013, he was named the orchestra's assistant conductor, learning under Samantha Chang. Brian is currently serving as the orchestra's artistic director and principal conductor.

As a musician, Brian has performed with ensembles such as the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra (formerly National Concert Band), Orchestra Toronto, and the North York Concert Orchestra. He has performed at Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, and New York's Carnegie Hall.

Brian holds a music degree from York University studying tuba performance and an education degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently a music and mathematics teacher at Mayfield Secondary School in the Peel District School Board.

Brian has a passion for all things education - not just music. He served as a teacher facilitator at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre for their senior arts and intermediate atheltics programs. He was an instructor with the Chess Institute of Canada for schools in the Toronto District School Board, York Region District School Board, the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, and various independent schools. Brian is currently working with the Toronto International Online School (TiOS) teaching calculus.