Abbotsford concert violinist Dr. Calvin Dyck wears many hats (literally and figuratively). He is the Director of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, has a teaching studio with 25 students, and is a producer of local shows and concerts.
In addition, Calvin is in his 24th season as Concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony (Nanaimo), and is in demand as an adjudicator for music festivals across the country.
Calvin has his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in Violin performance, with minors in conducting, music education and music history.
Highlights from the past few years include producing concerts with the Celtic Tenors, Barrage, and Cirque Musica. He has also collaborated with many local performers in the very popular local production: Songs, Strings & Steps.
In 2014, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra toured all 10 provinces in Canada with the British Columbia Boys Choir. In 2012 Calvin was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. In April 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Trinity Western University.