William (Bill) Rolfe, B. Mus.
Bill Rolfe has conducted the Dundas Concert Band since 1985. Billıs
career in music started while still in High School when he began teaching
privately and performing for several Orchestras and Bands in the Hamilton
area. Currently he has numerous teaching and conducting appointments.
Bill is a former Faculty Member of the Royal Conservatory of Music of
Toronto. Bill has been involved at McMaster University as a teaching
assistant, as well as instructing for their Summer Concert Band Workshop
series. He has also served on the Faculty of the National Music Camp of
Canada. Other coaching and clinic activities have included services for
the Halton Youth Symphony, the Brantford Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the
St. Johnıs Drum and Bugle Corps, Brantford.
He is currently on the syllabus selection committee for the Hamilton
Kiwanis Music Festival, and has acted as an Advisor to the Rotary Music
Festival - Burlington. Bill Rolfe is associated with the City of
Burlington's Parks and Recreation Department serving as a woodwind
instructor for the Burlington Music Centre since 1987, and has directed
the Burlington Junior Redcoats since 1994. He also maintains a private
teaching studio. Former private teaching appointments have included
services for Appleby College's Nicholas Arts Centre and St.
Mildredıs-Lightbourn School. He has also directed a private school band
In October of 1999 Bill Rolfe launched a new band called Tradition &
Technology. This ensemble utilizes a multi-media approach in the learning
and performance of music, combined with the use of standard band
repertoire and conventional rehearsal techniques.
Bill has many interests in the field of music. He was a contributor to
the music software program The Pianist. Bill is also currently working in
the field of desktop publishing for music. He is involved in projects
with graphic artists and music publishers that involve the re-scoring,
transcription and editing of music theory books. Bill is also active in
the field of Live Recording Services.
Bill has received numerous scholarships and awards. These have
included McMaster Senate and Graduate Scholarships as well as an Ontario
Arts Council Scholarship for private studies.