Band News

A New Music Director for the PCB

We are pleased to announce that Saman Shahi will be the new Music Director for the PCB come January 2020.  Sam is a professional conductor, composer and music educator.  A pianist by training, Sam is active in classical music, new music, Iranian traditional music, rock and electronic music.  Because of his constant activities in Canada and abroad, he has become a sought after performer and composer. Saman's compositions, including some short film scores, have been performed in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a pianist and conductor, Saman has been an avid performer and advocate of new music in Toronto, and he regularly performs with a variety of Ensembles and musicians. Sam is an affiliate Member of the Canadian League of Composers, Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre as well as a SOCAN member. He is also one of founders and the executive director at the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto, ICOT, a 7 year old art organization that bridges cultures through music and art. Sam is an active member of the Circle Music Band, a rock fusion group in Toronto. Saman had the privilege of serving as a judge at the Juno Awards 2019 in the Classical music, Large Ensemble section.  We look forward to working with Sam!

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