William McArton studied at Mount Allison University and graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, honours in Church Music. He completed his Bachelor of Education at Western University, and holds a Master of Education degree from University of Southern Queensland. He holds the Associate and Choir Master diplomas from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and several Canadian and British diplomas in organ paedagogy and performance. He has held organist-choirmaster positions at churches in Kingston, Elora, Waterloo, London, Gravenhurst and Parry Sound and is currently organist to St. James’ United Church in Parry Sound. He established the Parry Sound Choral Collective in 2005, and plays clarinet in the Georgian Winds. He retired from teaching in 2017, and enjoys various musical pursuits.