Blaine’s Resumé

    Blaine Dunaway
    2717 Maryport Road, Cumberland BC
    Phone 250 999 4146  [email protected]


    • Founder and conductor of the Brandon Community Symphony Orchestra and the Sunshine Coast Community Concert Band
    • Recipient of a Canada Council Grant for composition for string quartets
    • Shared Canadian Music Council Award for Best Jazz Radio Show (CBC Edmonton) featuring double string quartet, rhythm section and soloist P.J. Perry
    • Studied conducting under Mr. Bill Cole at Western Washington University


    • Past conductor of the Brandon Community Symphony, the Blake Emmons Road Show North Shore Light Opera, Sunshine Coast Community Band, Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra
    • Recent conductor of the Creek Big Band .(Robert’s Creek)


    • Student Conductor, University of British Columbia Jazz lab, and a Jazz lab band at WWU(Bellingham)Teaching
    • Individual and class instruction in theory, class strings, violin and trumpet at Grant MacEwan Community College, Vancouver Community College and Capilano College
    • Class instruction Grades 4 – 12 in musical theatre, band, jazz band, choral, orchestra and conducting
    • Private instruction in violin, viola, trumpet, theory and composition for adults and children


    • Professional performances with jazz orchestras including Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation(VEJI), Tommy Banks’ Orchestra ( a 26 week television season), Gary Guthman Orchestra, Professional musician in the Royal Canadian Engineers Band
    • Past member of the Pro Musica Orchestra, New West Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, Sooke Philharmonic and the Victoria Civic Orchestra
    • Concert Master with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra for one term.
    • Occasional member of the West Coast Symphony
    • Past member of the little Mountain Brass Band
    • A lifetime of professional jazz and studio music (see CV on this site)


    Western Washington University, 1978, Bachelor of Arts in Music

    Western Washington University, 1978
    Graduate Course in Conducting

    University of British Columbia, 1980
    Professional Teaching Certificate

    Banff Centre for the Arts, 1981, 1984
    Advanced Music Program

    Douglas College, 1974
    Composition and Arranging

    University of Alberta, 1973
    Composition and Theory


    • Ms. Jane Whitely, Past president of the Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra Association 604 740 5825
    • Mr. Jerry Domer, Former Conductor of the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra 604 460 6415
    • Mr. Hugh Fraser, Retired Head of Jazz Music Department, University of Victoria 250 479 5019