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Paul McGarr
Paul McGarr




Paul McGarr (Brantford, Ontario, Canada) is Director of the Arts at the prestigious Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he has been since 2007. He is also a member of faculty at the National Music Camp of Canada and was recently the Artistic Director for the Hamilton All Star Jazz Band. He has over 25 years of teaching experience throughout southern Ontario and 15 years as musical director, composer, arranger and consultant to many prominent Drum Corps throughout Ontario. His education consists of majoring in Jazz Performance studies (trumpet) with a minor in composition at the University of Toronto and an Honours Degree from Mohawk College’s Applied Music program, including the Gold Medal Award (Mohawk College’s highest Accolade) and the Dr. Mitminger Award for combining Athletics and Academic Excellence. McGarr is also in high demand as an adjudicator and clinician working all over North America and Japan for such sanctions as Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Fiesta-val and Heritage music Festivals, having the pleasure of adjudicating the Drum Corps World Championships and the United States National Championships 22 times, and the Drum Corps Japan Championships in 2017 and 2018. He, his wife Jackie, with sons Joshua, Mitchell, Andrew, and daughter Jordyn, reside in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.