Associate Professor of Music; Director of Instrumental Activities
Office
Music Practice Facility
Phone
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3134

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Dr. Thorpe has been on faculty at TWU since 1995; with many prior years teaching music theory (Rudiments, Harmony and Aural Skills); and has been a professional orchestral musician since the mid-1980s. At Trinity Western University he enjoys a variety of responsibilities in both academic and applied areas of music. Conducting Concert Band, coaching small ensembles, teaching harmony and serving as musical director for SAMC’s musicals are just some of the activities that occupy him on campus.

Professional Highlights

  • Vancouver Opera Orchestra (since 1993)
  • Pacific Baroque Orchestra (since 1991)
  • Surrey Youth Orchestra - Wind Sectional Coach (since 1995)
  • Langley Community Music School (1992-2008)
  • other freelance work including: Ballet BC, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera

Research & Scholarship

Education

  • DMA (Performance-Bassoon) University of British Columbia, 1994
  • MMus (Performance-Bassoon) Indiana University, 1990
  • BMus (Performance-Bassoon) University of Victoria, 1986

Expertise

Bassoon, Instrumental Music, Concert Band, Chamber Music, Orchestra, and Music Theory