Jacquie Dawson

M. Mus (Manitoba) B. Mus (Newfoundland) B. Mus. Ed (Newfoundland)

In the Faculty
Assistant Professor & Director of Bands

Room T251
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road

Teaching activities
    • Concert Band
    • Wind Ensemble
    • Band/Orchestra Techniques

    • Ensemble Committee, Chair
    • Music Education Committee
    • Recruiting Committee
    • Scholarship Committee

B. Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland
B. Music Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland
M. Music (Conducting), University of Manitoba

In the Community
    • Coordinator, Manitoba Band Association Fort Garry Summer Band Camp
    • Chairperson, Manitoba Senior Honour Band
    • Chairperson, Manitoba Band Association Remembering Ken Committee
    • Advisor, Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival

Creative Activity
    • Artistic Director, Winnipeg Wind Ensemble

Awards & Recognition
    • University of Manitoba School of Music Excellence in Music Education Award
    • University of Manitoba Teacher Recognition Award  
    • Manitoba Band Association Award of Distinction

Professional Bio

Noted for her unique ability to create an inspiring ensemble experience and sculpt an impressive wind band sound, Jacquie Dawson has had a marked impact on the wind band community in Manitoba for two decades. She is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator across Canada. Guest conducting engagements have included the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Rising Stars Manitoba Senior Honour Band, the Manitoba Intermediate Honour Band, the Manitoba Junior Honour Band, the International Music Camp, and numerous regional and divisional honour bands. Jacquie has been published in the Canadian Music Educator Journal and the Canadian Winds Journal. She has presented at conferences in Newfoundland and Manitoba as well as the Canadian Music Educators’ Association National Conference. Her research interests are in community music and the relationship between music education and the cultivation of community.

Jacquie served on the board of directors of the Manitoba Band Association from 1999 – 2005 and remains very active with various MBA projects and programs. She is in her eighth season as Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Wind Ensemble. Under Jacquie’s leadership the group has expanded significantly in infrastructure, artistic standard and programming, and has recently launched a new division of the organization, The Winnipeg Youth Wind Ensemble.