About Us

Jeffrey McFadden, Artistic Director

Jeffrey McFadden

Jeffrey McFadden

Jeffrey McFadden has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe and at many international festivals. In 1992, he was awarded Silver in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition. His debut recording for Naxos was the first in their Laureate Series, selling tens of thousands of copies; his eight subsequent CDs feature works of Fernando Sor, Napoléon Coste, Agustin Barrios, J.S. Bach among others.

Jeffrey McFadden is the first ever graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts programme at the University of Toronto (2010). His dissertation formed the basis of his ground-breaking book, Fretboard Harmony: Common-Practice Harmony on the Guitar, published by Les Productions d’Oz. McFadden is the founder and artistic director of Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, and Head of Guitar Studies and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Board of Directors

Jeffrey McFadden, Artistic Director artisticdirector@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
Heather Morand Clark, President hmorandclark@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
Jack Silver, Vice-President  jsilver@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
Carson Allard, Treasurer  callard@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
Chantal Wilson, Secretary cwilson@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com

Mariette StephensonAdrian MannTimothy SmithSteve ShorterWarren Nicholson, Ann Kassner (Honorary Life Member), Maryellen Symons, Jennifer Ward, Anna Graham

Concert Committee: Heather Morand Clark, Jack Silver
Promotion and Publicity Committee: Heather Morand Clark
Development Committee: Mariette Stephenson, Warren Nicholson, Adrian Mann, Carson Allard
Finance Committee: Carson AllardWarren Nicholson
Outreach and Education Committee:  Maryellen Symons, Steve Shorter
Communication Committee: Timothy Smith
Special Events Committee: Heather Morand Clark, Jack Silver, Chantal Wilson, Mariette Stephenson, Jennifer Ward
Bylaw Committee: Maryellen Symons, Heather Morand Clark, Jack Silver, Steve Shorter
Board members at large:
 Ann Kassner
Webmaster: Jennifer Ward
Graphic Designer: Lesley J Stubbs (volunteer)

Eli Kassner, Artistic Director Emeritus and Honorary Life Member
Harold Levy, Immediate Past President and Honorary Life Member