Gary Ewer is a veteran music teacher, clinician, composer and arranger from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is most well known as the author of the best-selling "Easy Music Theory with Gary Ewer”. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Dalhousie University in 1982 and continued studies in composition at McGill University under Alcides Lanza and John Rea.
He returned to Halifax in late 1985 and taught trumpet, music theory and history at the Maritime Conservatory of Music. In 1990 he began teaching in the public school system in Halifax, primarily at St. Patrick’s High School, conducting The St. Patrick’s High School Choir and the St. Pat’s Jazz Voices. Most recently, Gary was an instructor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, teaching aural perception and music theory. This wide-ranging scope has given him a unique perspective on how people learn. Teaching is his passion.
He is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician, conductor and composer. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles from amateur level through to professional, including the world-renowned Elmer Isler Singers, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Symphony Nova Scotia, and others.