Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1991

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1991 - Dwaine Nelson

Dwaine Nelson played a major role in Saskatchewan's music community. After beginning work in the University of Saskatchewan's choral music program in 1967, he later became Head of the Deparment of Music. Soon after he formed a concert band, the Saskatchewan Wind Ensemble, and a University band program. He was appointed Musical Director of the Saskatoon Junior Symphony in 1968 and in 1970 became Director of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Dwaine Nelson was a driving force behind many bands, choirs, orchestras and soloists. He founded the Unifest festival, adjudicated at music festivals, and conducted concerts and workshops all over North America.