Dean, School of the Arts, Media + Culture; Professor of Music; Artistic Director, Verge Conference on the Arts (TWU)
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Dr. Squires' professional experience includes over 20 years on faculty at TWU; various part-time university teaching positions; and 11 years as full-time worship pastor in various churches across Canada.

Recent Important Compositions

  • Sanctuary (SATB a cappella; 2015)
  • The Best Is Yet To Be (soprano and piano; 2014)
  • Wave After Wave (concerto for harp and orchestra, premiered April 2013)
  • Magnificat (double choir and orchestra; premiered December 2012)
  • Bright Shiny Objects (trombone quintet; 2010)
  • Where Angels Dance (concerto for violin and orchestra; premiered April 2007)
  • God Ever Breath (mezzo-soprano, flute, piano, string orchestra; premiered November 2005)
  • Table Songs (communion liturgy for flexible instrumentation; premiered November 2004)
  • Come...Help Me Lament (soprano, male choir, piano, string orchestra; multimedia work w. projected visual art by Erica Grimm-Vance; premiered Fall 2003)

Research & Scholarship


  • Ph.D. (Composition) State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1993.
  • MMus (Composition) University of Toronto, 1981
  • BMus (Performance) University of Western Ontario, 1979

Awards & Honors

  • Rooted and Reaching Award (administrator), TWU, August 2013

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
  • Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (formerly Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship)


Composition, Music History, Christian Spirituality and New Music, Interdisciplinary Arts, Worship History and Theology, and Contemporary Worship Issues