Joan Watson

Joan Watson is Canada's foremost horn soloist, principal horn, lecturer and educator. Her contributions across the country include presently serving as principal horn of the Canadian Opera Orchestra, founding member of the prestigious True North Brass quintet, associate principal horn of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 14 seasons, and principal horn of the Esprit Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Opera and Vancouver Opera Orchestras.

Joan is frequently heard on the CBC as a chamber musician and with New Music Concerts. Joan's solo CD, Songs My Mother Taught Me, is a wonderful collection of favourite soothing tunes.

A member of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, Joan teaches horn and lectures on Performance Skills, audition preparation, practice tips, and creating a passionate and fulfilling life of music making.

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