The Niagara Symphony in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, has announced the appointment of BRADLEY THACHUK as music director designate and principal conductor, effective next season. He will hold that post while continuing to serve as associate conductor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Philharmonic, where his nine-year tenure concludes at the end of the 2010-11 season. Thachuk has served as interim music director of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra in British Columbia; conducting assistant at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops; opera conductor at Ohio’s Miami University; and music director of the Brampton (Ont.) Symphony Orchestra. A native of Toronto, Thachuk studied classical guitar, French horn, and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and subsequently earned a bachelor’s in guitar from the University of Toronto. He holds a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Posted June 1, 2010