WVYB Principal Conductor and Program Director
Douglas Macaulay works as a Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Educator, and Producer. He has composed for a wide variety of genre including band, orchestra, film, and dozens of theatrical scores (a recipient of the Jesse Richardson award for outstanding Theatrical Composition). He is an independent record producer, music consultant for the film and television industry and has worked as Music Director for CBC Television and Radio, the Pacific Music Industry Association, The Cambie Street Brass Band, the Vancouver Community College Wind Ensemble, Theatre Under the Stars, and the Vancouver Firefighters Band. Most notably, he is the co-founder and Artistic and Managing Director of Con Brio Festivals where, since 2000, he has produced the respected Whistler Music Festival and Sun Peaks Music Festival. As a volunteer, Doug has taught instrumental music and band to visually impaired youth in a program he founded for the CNIB and volunteers as a board member and consultant with a variety of music and arts organizations.
Currently, he is in demand as adjudicator and clinician at music festivals throughout Canada and the U.S. most recently for the Pearl City Band Festival in Hawaii, the North Vancouver schools band and strings festival, as conductor of the South Eastern United States (SUES) High School Honor Band and Middle School Honor Band and a guest conductor last season for the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Troy State (Alabama) University Symphonic Band. In the summer of 2012, Doug will be Senior Band Director for the UBC Summer Music Institute. Doug continues to support local artists serving as Executive Producer for Malcolm Aiken’s debut CD Paper Star, as Associate Producer for Robert Buckley’s new album of Wind Band works Continuum and is a co-founder and producer for the Marcus Mosely Chorale.
In his own community, Doug was instrumental in the creation of the unique and visionary “Community Music Hall” – a dedicated large ensemble rehearsal space within the new West Vancouver Community Centre. The facility provides space to many community music ensembles and is home to the West Vancouver Youth Band for which Doug has been Principal Conductor and Program Director since 1993. During that time, the WVYB has grown from 39 musicians in three ensembles to nearly 200 in five ensembles.