Gordon Lucas is a well known Canadian violinist and composer, and is currently Conductor and Music Director of the Northern Orchestra of B.C.
Mr. Lucas has vast experience in all facets of music and music education. He taught Band in the Public School system in Langley and Golden, and has played both violin and bass trombone in professional symphony orchestras in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
He was Concertmaster of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra for 17 years, a job which allowed him time to write the symphonic music for which he is known across this country as well as in the United States and Europe. During his tenure as Concertmaster in Prince George, he also played bass trombone for “In the Mood,” the city's well known jazz band.
Mr. Lucas has also been resident composer for both the Victoria Symphony and the Prince George Symphony.Â In university, he also studied clarinet and was Principal of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble there, as well as a Teaching Assistant in the Piano Department. He feels strongly that as a composer, he should have a complete knowledge of the performing capabilities of all sections of the orchestra.
Mr. Lucas has also taught music appreciation courses at both UNBC and CNC in Vanderhoof. We welcome him back to Williams Lake as adjudicator of the Band and Instrumental Classes.