Trevor Wagler is Director of Renaissance School of the Arts (“Waterloo Region’s Finest Arts Education Centre”), and a freelance musician, composer, arranger, conductor and writer.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, a diploma in Performance, and a diploma in Chamber Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Music degree in horn performance from Western University. He has performed with many Canadian orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra London, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Windsor Symphony, as well as the Stratford Festival and Drayton Entertainment. On period instruments he has performed with Tafelmusik, the Musica Viva Period Orchestra, the Nota Bene Period Orchestra and Ossia Period Instrument Chamber Ensemble.

Trevor currently teaches Musicianship Skills and French Horn Techniques at Wilfrid Laurier University (Faculty of Music), where he has also taught Orchestration and French Horn studio lessons. He is the conductor of the K-W Symphony’s Youth Concert Band (part of the KWS Youth Orchestra Programme), conductor of the historic Waterloo Concert Band, the KW Chamber Orchestra – as well as the organist at both Zion Lutheran Church in Philipsburg and St. James Lutheran Church in Baden. He performs several Woodwind Quintet concerts annually at area elementary schools, in an entertaining program that features him playing a Mozart horn concerto on a garden hose.

In addition to his busy performance schedule, Mr. Wagler is also a skilled composer and arranger. His work has been performed throughout Canada and the world by dozens of orchestras and ensembles, and has been broadcast nationwide on CBC radio.

Trevor is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the International Horn Society, the Historic Brass Society and the National Geographic Society. He resides in Waterloo, Ontario with his lovely wife, flutist Wendy Wagler, and three fabulous children.