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Gary D. Cannon



DMA, Choral Conducting, University of Washington, 2014
M.A., Music, University of Washington, 2003
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1999

D.M.A., Choral Conducting

Gary D. Cannon is one of the Northwest’s most dynamic choral personalities, active as a conductor, singer, composer, and musicologist. Since 2008, he is Artistic Director of both the Cascadian Chorale, a chamber choir based in Bellevue, and the Vashon Island Chorale. Also in 2008, the Early Music Guild invited him to found and direct a Renaissance choir, Sine Nomine. He has held posts as Principal Conductor of Vashon Opera (2009–11) and as Chorusmaster for the Northwest Mahler Festival (2001–10). Cannon has conducted the Anna’s Bay Chamber Choir, Choral Arts, Earth Day Singers, Kirkland Choral Society, and several ensembles at the University of Washington.

He has also served as Secretary of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium (2010–12). As a tenor, Cannon has appeared as a soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Philharmonic, and the Auburn, Eastside, Rainier, and Sammamish symphony orchestras. He has sung regularly with The Tudor Choir since 2002 and has performed with the Kronos Quartet, the Seattle Opera Chorus, and members of the Tallis Scholars. Cannon is formerly an instructor at Whatcom Community College (2004–6), where he received the Faculty Excellence Award. He formerly ran, a scholarly website dedicated to the British composer, which was recently acquired by the William Walton Trust.


Professional Affiliations: 
Cascadian Chorale (Artistic Director), Vashon Island Chorale (Artistic Director), Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir (Music Director)

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