George W. Cleland

Violin, Viola Teacher

SAA Member


Thorold, ON, Canada
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George Cleland has been the conductor of the Brock University String Orchestra since 2017 and the Peninsula Orchestra since 2007. He was a finalist in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra Conductor Search, conducting a concert in May 2016. George plays regularly as a violinist with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, and the World Rock Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the World Rock Symphony Bangkok tour of Return to Grace in 2015 and he played in Toronto for the Bolshoi Ballet’s tour of North America in a production of Swan Lake in 2012. He is the violinist for Garden City Productions, playing Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot, The Addams Family Musical, Beauty and the Beast, and Oliver.

George has been viola coach and assistant conductor for Niagara Youth Orchestra, and instructor for Suzuki Niagara, and on staff at Brock University since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Music from the University of Akron