Conductor

A.G. Charpentier

George Charpentier studied the Kodaly Concept of Conducting in Hungary, the Orff and Saito Methods of Conducting in addition to pursuing instrumental studies on the clarinet and piano, as well as voice.  He has taught instrumental music both in public schools and in private.  He has lectured at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta.  Mr. Charpentier has also served as the  Associate Director of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra.  In addition to conducting the Saskatoon Philharmonic Orchestra, he also conducts the Saskatoon Concert Band.

(306) 668-7076  saskatoonphilharmonicorchestra@gmail.com

Past Executive Director

John H. Schoen

Born in Saskatoon in 1924, John Schoen began a lifetime career in music at the tender age of 5 when he learned to play the coronet.  By the age of 15 he had already conducted 2 or 3 concerts.  When he was 17 he joined the Canadian Navy and then spent the next 5 years as the coronet player in the 23rd Wing (Auxiliary) RCAF Band.

During the late 1940s he conducted the Saskatoon Boy's Band and the Concert Band.  The Concert Band has been in existence for over 60 years and under three different names during that time period.  It has been called the Saskatoon Concert Band since 1964.  In addition to the Concert Band, Mr. Schoen also founded the Auxiliary Band and the Saskatoon Philharmonic Orchestra. In his honour, the rehearsal hall on Ave. V North has been renamed the John H. Schoen Rehearsal Hall.

We deeply mourn the passing of John Schoen on Oct. 3, 2017.  

Board of Directors 2018-2019

President: Emily Prager

(Past President: Lindsay Johnston) 

Vice-President:  Seth Shacter

Secretary:  TBA

Treasurers: Anne Leoppky, Catherine McCorkell

Carol Hanson, Librarian

Judy Kernohan, Member at large

Michael Kozub, Member at large

Nina Mohr, Member at large

Brenda Sparrow, Member at large

Nancy Young, Member at large