Music – Directors and Composers

Associate Musical Directors & Associate Conductors



Ian Harper

Ian Harper

36th season: Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone and Alto Saxophone in Crazy for You and Festival Theatre fanfare leader. Stratford: Since Candide in 1978, Ian has played woodwinds in more than 45 productions and recorded the music for dozens more. He was an onstage musician in Wild Oats (1980), As You Like It (2010) and Romeo and Juliet (2013). Elsewhere: Active in the Toronto theatre scene since 1976, Ian played in the original Toronto productions of Cats, Les Misérables, Crazy for You, Chicago and most other Mirvish musicals, including The Lion King and The Lord of the Rings. Ian also plays woodwinds and Uilleann pipes with Loreena McKennitt, and can be heard on her album The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Training: Ian studied jazz arranging and composition at Humber College in the mid-’70s. Et cetera: Ian lives on a farm north of Owen Sound with his lovely wife, Donna-Claire, and a menagerie of animals.