The Brass Band Workshop is the combined effort of a team of Instructors, a Regional Advisory Board, and a network of Friends of the Brass Workshop.


Terry’s first involvement with Nunatsiavut was in 2011 with the documentary “‘Til We Meet Again,” as a member of the choir, and then formed a small brass ensemble to work along with this project. From there he served as co-director of the Nunatsiavut Brass Band Workshop, 2013-2015. He has worked as the music director at Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John’s since 1997. Terry is also very active in the St. John’s music community, particularly with choirs and musicals.

Stephen Ivany is an active performer, clinician and educator across North America. He is the second trombonist with the Teatro Nuovo Opera Orchestra in New York City, regularly performs with the North Carolina Symphony and currently also substitutes with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He is the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at California State University, Fresno. He is a faculty member at the Festival Internacional de la Mùsica FIM “Loja-Ecuador” and has served as a faculty member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Mark David Turner is a cultural historian and facilitator working at the intersection of media, performing arts, and archival practice in the Northwest Atlantic and Circumpolar North. He currently serves as the Manager of Audio-Visual Archives and Media Literacy for both the Nunatsiavut Government and the Labrador Inuit-run broadcaster, OKâlaKatiget Society, and is an adjunct professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Music.

Regional Advisory Board

Darlene Holwell, Nain

Doris Boase, Hopedale

Kendra Jacque, Makkovik

Friends of the Workshop

John Andersen, Makkovik

Tom Gordon, St. John’s

Natalie Jacque, Makkovik

Research Assistant

Bronwyn Churcher

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