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A passionate communicator, Daniel brings clarity and meaning to the concert hall, fostering deep connections between audiences and performers. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is the Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia, conducting Ballet and Pops with national and international artists and designing diverse and relevant Family and Outreach shows for the Halifax community. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo S​​ymphony and Associate Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has also performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Eastern Sierra Symphony, the Stratford Symphony and has been re-invited to the San Francisco Symphony for four seasons.


Next season Daniel will debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.


Daniel earned his Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Calgary where he also earned a Diploma in Advanced Wind Band. He received his Master of Philosophy in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He has been awarded RBC Royal Bank Emerging Artist Grant and the Canada Council for the Arts Jean Baudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting.


As an educator, Daniel has taught instrumental music at Glenmore Christian Academy for 9 years and has most recently taught high School Strings at Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. In addition to his guest conducting, Daniel is an active participant in the music classrooms of the Waterloo Regional District School Board working as a Guest Conductor and Occasional Teacher.


Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador

Symphony Nova Scotia


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