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Orchestre Métropolitain, Domaine Forget International Festival of Music and Dance, 2023

Shawn Bennett, Conductor & Educator


Hailing from Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Shawn Bennett is a multi-faceted musician who burst on to the Canadian orchestral scene in a big way in 2023. Based in Toronto, ON, he holds Bachelors degrees in Music Performance (Trombone) and Music Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Toronto. Shawn currently serves as Associate Conductor of the UofT Campus Philharmonic Orchestra, and has conducted or performed with numerous professional and educational ensembles throughout his career, including l'Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and the Winnipeg Symphony. Simultaneously, he has built a career as a beloved music teacher to students of all ages, and currently teaches at the Sterling Hall School in North York, ON.

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