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Youth Education Director – Anita McAlister

Anita McAlister received a BMus from the University of Toronto and a MMus from the University of Western Ontario. An active freelancer in the Toronto area, Anita performs with the Toronto Symphony, the National Ballet Orchestra, the Esprit Orchestra, the Mississauga Philharmonic, and as Principal Trumpet of the Toronto Philharmonia.

Anita is a member of the ARRAYMUSIC Ensemble and has worked with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Stratford Festival, and has toured as Principal Trumpet of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra. As a member of the Hannaford Street Silver Band for 24 years, she can be heard on all of their recordings.

Anita has taught at the Scarborough Board of Education Music Camp, Interprovincial Music Camp, the Mount Allison Summer Music Program, and is on faculty at National Music Camp. An active adjudicator and clinician, Anita is presently on Faculty at the University of Toronto.