Al Cannon
Brass Sectional Coach


The current Resident Conductor of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra and Music Director for Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Al Cannon is a trumpet player, music educator, and ensemble conductor working across North America. In Vancouver, after receiving his doctorate degree in trumpet from the University of British Columbia, he has performed with Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Redshift Music's Negative Zed Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, Erato Ensemble, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Music on Main, and for the International Society for Contemporary Music.

Dr. Cannon's brass students have attended Interlochen, Tanglewood, California Institute of the Arts, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, the University of Victoria, and the Curtis Institute. He enjoys an active schedule as a freelance performer and conductor, educator, ensemble contractor, arranger, and adjudicator.