Doug Friesen

Conductor

Douglas Friesen is a music educator and Instructional Leader at the Toronto District School Board, and teaches courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and at Wilfrid Laurier University.  In these areas and in workshops with students, educators and musicians he has searched out and explored democratic and creative teaching models where teacher and tradition are guests, not starting points.  He’s been an assistant to composer R. Murray Schafer and leads improvisation, soundscape and creativity workshops for educators internationally.  As a professional musician Doug has played with Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), John K Samson (Weakerthans) and Ron Sexsmith.

Doug Friesen