OC Board Member | Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador, Symphony Nova Scotia
A passionate communicator, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser brings clarity and meaning to the concert hall, fostering deep connections between audiences and performers. He is the Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia, conducting Ballet and Pops concerts with national and international artists and designing diverse and relevant Family and Outreach shows for the Halifax community. Daniel has served as Assistant Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Associate Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Eastern Sierra Symphony, the Stratford Symphony and has been re-invited to the San Francisco Symphony for three seasons. Next season Daniel will debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Daniel earned his Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Calgary where he also earned a Diploma in Advanced Wind Band. He received his Master of Philosophy in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He has been awarded RBC Royal Bank Emerging Artist Grant and the Canada Council for the Arts Jean Baudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting. As an educator, Daniel has taught instrumental music at Glenmore Christian Academy for nine years and has most recently taught high school strings at Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. In addition to his guest conducting, Daniel is an active participant in the music classrooms of the Waterloo Regional District School Board, working as a Guest Conductor.