Gary Ewer is a Nova Scotia-based composer, arranger, and music clinician. He is also a conductor of choirs, bands and orchestras. He composes regulary for choirs of all voicings and levels, and also composes and arranges for bands, orchestras and other ensembles.

As a composer/arranger, his works have been performed and recorded by the Halifax Camerata Singers (Jeff Joudrey, conductor), the Cape Breton Chorale (Sister Rita Clare, conductor), Symphony Nova Scotia, Rhapsody Quintet, and the Elmer Isler Singers. Mr. Ewer is also active as a clinician and adjudicator. He is the author of "Easy Music Theory by Gary Ewer", a complete course in music rudiments on CD-ROM, published by Spring Day Music. He has also authored “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting”, a set of ebooks for developing songwriters.

Gary has extensive teaching experience, having taught for 13 years in the Halifax Regional School Board, mainly at St. Patrick's High School. He was a senior instructor for several years at Dalhousie University, Halifax, where he taught music theory, aural skills, and conducted two choirs, Dalhousie Coro Collegium and the Dalhousie Chamber Choir.

Gary is very active as an adjudicator and clinician throughout Canada's Maritime Provinces, and has adjudicated as well in Ontario and Banff, Alberta.

If you are interested in retaining Gary's services as a clinician or adjudicator, please contact him at

If you would like to consider having a commissioned choral or instrumental work composed for your ensemble, please click the "Requesting a Commissioned Work" link at the top of the page for more information.

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