Music – Directors and Composers

Associate Musical Directors & Associate Conductors



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Steve McDade

Seventh season: Trumpet and Piccolo Trumpet in Crazy for You and Festival Theatre fanfares. Stratford: Lead trumpet for Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story, Forum, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Camelot, Superstar, 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Major Toronto musicals over 25 years include Les Misérables, Fosse, The Producers, Chicago, Ragtime, Crazy for You. In the jazz scene, played major jazz festivals around the world with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass and Latin fusion group Manteca. Film/TV: Plays in a band scene in Red; movie soundtracks include The Music Man, The Judy Garland Story and The Stork Derby. Has played on hundreds of jingles for TV/radio and many themes, including The National, Mansbridge One on One, Hockey Night in Canada, and live performances on the Juno, Gemini and Genie awards. Recordings: Working on his debut solo recording in the jazz idiom. Training: Humber College, music, 1978-1980. Awards: Four Juno Awards (Boss Brass and Manteca). Played on two Grammy-winning records and two nominated (Rob McConnell). Online: stevemcdade.com. Et cetera: Steve offers private trumpet lessons in Stratford.