Gary Graham has been a performer and music educator based in Corner Brook Newfoundland for close to forty years. His early musical education began at the Banff Centre while still a teenager and continued at the Music School of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and later at McGill University in Montreal. As the founding musical director of Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, Gary has directed several dozen musical theatre productions over the years. He worked as the musical director of the Stephenville festival during its heyday under the direction of Maxim Muzumdar, directing top notch professional casts here at home in Newfoundland and on national and international tours.
As a choral director Mr. Graham is well decorated. His choirs have received prizes at the regional, provincial, national and international levels. He has toured his choirs across both sides for the Atlantic receiving some of the highest honours available to amateur choral groups. As a teacher of performance, Gary's students have established thriving careers at the highest levels in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Gary has given the gift of music to thousands of children and adults alike during his career, and in 2004 he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Order of Newfoundland. Gary Graham can be found every morning at the crack of dawn volunteering at the Geriatric Unit of the O'Connell Centre.