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Bill Dimmer

Bill Dimmer

  • Instrument: Trumpet
  • Role: Assistant Principal
Bill Dimmer has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1971. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary and has studied in Denmark with members of the Royal Danish Orchestra and in Chicago with members of the Chicago Symphony. He has performed with the Tommy Banks Band and with several other performing organizations as player and conductor, including the Plumbers Union (a recorder group which gave a Command Performance for the Queen during the 1978 Summer Commonwealth Games). He has also been active as an adjudicator and conductor and is currently music director of Nova Musica, a community orchestra in Edmonton.

Mr. Dimmer has been Executive Director of MusiCamrose (a residential summer music workshop) and has been on faculty at The University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan College/Alberta College Conservatory, Concordia College and Augustana University. Bill Dimmer is also a pilot and flies with and is an instructor for Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Edmonton and teaches ground school at the Edmonton Flying Club.

FIRST SEASON WITH ESO.

1971-72 - the year of the "platinum" Procol Harum recording.

EARLIEST MUSICAL MEMORY
Listening to parent's scratchy old 78 of the Mendelsohnn Violin Concerto before I was old enough to go to school

FAVOURITE MEMORY WITH THE ESO
Too many to list; from Procol Harum to Renee Fleming and Playing at EXPO in Vancouver to touring to Inuvik.

WHAT'S PLAYING RIGHT NOW IN YOUR CD PLAYER/iPOD
Canadian Jazz Artist Kevin Turcotte

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