Brian Wismath

B.Mus (Queens) M.Mus (Choral Conducting - Arizona)

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Brian Wismath is music director of Civic Orchestra of Victoria, Linden Singers of Victoria, Victoria Choral Society, Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale, and Vox Humana Chamber Choir. With a rich musical background, Mr. Wismath is in demand as a clinician and has served as director of Vancouver Peace Choir, University of Victoria Chamber Singers and Tucson Masterworks Chorale, associate conductor of Orpheus Choir of Toronto and Chorus Niagara, and assistant conductor of St. Jacob’s Youth Choir (Stockholm, Sweden), Ontario Youth Choir and Opera in Concert Chorus (Toronto).

A passionate advocate for the performance of new music, Mr. Wismath has commissioned and premiered numerous works by composers from around the world. He has prepared choruses for Robert Cooper, Laurence Cummings, Steven Devine, Robert Franz, Jeanne Lamon, Tania Miller, Michelle Mourre, Giuseppe Pietraroia, Ivars Taurins, and Timothy Vernon.

Mr. Wismath began his education in choral music as a chorister in the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. After completing a Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University, he received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona. In 2017 he was awarded the Herbert Drost Award by the British Columbia Choral Federation.