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Born in London, Ontario, Gary Morton attended Boston's Berklee College Of Music and graduated with a Bachelor of Music, Major in Composition. Before going to Boston Gary served with the R.C.R. Band as an arranger and instrumentalist. Having completed his education he moved back to London to begin a successful music school while continuing to freelance as a composer/arranger and instrumentalist. During his short stay in London, he was associated with Theatre London and Stratford's Avon Theatre as well as public concerts of his own works. In 1972, Gary moved to Ottawa to accept a staff arranging position with the R.C.M.P. Concert Band and was its Chief Arranger from 1974 to 1988. In 1988 Gary assumed the duties of Assistant Director of Music for the RCMP. Gary served with the Band until it was terminated in 1994. Since then Gary has been the Executive Director of the Kiwanis Music Festival, National Capital Region and recently retired from that position. Gary keeps busy as an Event Producer and as Musical Director for the Stevens & Kennedy Band. The Stevens & Kennedy Band, of which Gary is a founding partner, is now in its 39th year and still a part of the musicial scene in Ottawa. S&K released a CD entitled "Souvenirs". Gary is now in his 11th year as Music Director of the Cappies Orchestra and four year ago created the Viennese Ball Orchestra.
Gary has over forty years working in the professional music community. Demonstrated skills in management, composition, arranging, orchestration, conducting, event producing and budget planning.
Bachelor of Music, Major in Composition, May 1971 Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass., USA.