Gordon Wolfe (BMus ’93)

Gordon Wolfe (BMus ’93) began his musical training in Junior High School, where he played the euphonium, tuba and bassoon. He received his Bachelor Degree in Music Education at the University of Victoria, finally achieving his goal of becoming a band teacher. After one day of supply teaching, he decided to take a more serious shot at being a trombonist. He returned to the University of Victoria to finish his Master’s Degree in Music Performance.

In February of 1996 he auditioned for and won the second trombone position with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. One month later, he won the same position with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. During his five years in Winnipeg, Gordon enjoyed teaching at the University of Manitoba, performing with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and touring Manitoba with Northern Brass, a brass quintet made up of members of the WSO. He joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trombone in 2001 and took over the role of Principal Trombone in 2006.

Gordon is currently on faculty at the Glenn Gould School where he has the opportunity to work with some of the best young brass players in Canada. He has also enjoyed getting involved with many of the TSO’s educational programmes, performing for thousands of students in the Greater Toronto Area.