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. He is the co-founder, Artistic and Managing Director of Con Brio Festivals where, since 2000, he has produced the respected Whistler and Sun Peaks Music Festivals. 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, Douglas Macaulay is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals throughout Canada and the U.S., from the North Vancouver schools' band and strings festival to the Southern Alberta Band Festival and the Pearl City Band Festival in Hawaii. As a guest conductor, he has directed Vancouver's Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the UBC Summer Music Institute Senior Band, the Southeastern United States (SEUS) High School and Middle School Honor Bands, the Troy University (Alabama) Symphonic Band and many schools and community bands throughout BC and Alberta. He has also been a guest lecturer in Music Education at UBC and several music educational conferences. 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 album of Wind Band works and is a co-founder and producer for the Marcus Mosely Chorale.
In his 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.