One of Canada’s busiest composers, Allan Gilliland has written music for orchestra, choir, big band, film, television and theatre. His music has been performed by some of the finest ensembles and soloists in the world and appears on over 30 CD’s. For five years he was Composer-in-Residence with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include The Winspear Fanfare composed for the opening of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music and Dreaming of the Masters III, given its American premiere by Jens Lindemann and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Allan is currently the Dean of Fine Arts and Communications at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta Canada where he was head of composition from 2004–2016.